Suspect wounded during attempted robbery is out of hospital, in jail

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A suspect who was shot during an attempted robbery is now out of the hospital and in jail. 

Jordan Ponce was discharged from the hospital Saturday after he was wounded during the attempted robbery Monday night, according to Metro Police.

Ponce, 20, is charged with attempted robbery, assault and aggravated kidnapping.

READ: Husband shoots robbery suspect in Antioch 

According to this arrest affidavit, Ponce followed a woman who was walking to her second-floor apartment at The Baker Station Apartments and grabbed her purse. When the woman resisted, police say Ponce grabbed her and started dragging her toward the stairs, all the while the woman was screaming. 

The woman’s husband heard her scream and ran outside. Police say by then, Ponce had smashed the woman’s head into the apartment wall, causing her to bleed. 

Police say the woman’s husband chased after Ponce, jumping over a railing and landed on him. The two got up and started fighting, according to an arrest affidavit.

During that altercation, police say Ponce hit the man in the head and ran away. The man told police he stood up and pulled out his gun, saying ‘Ponce then turned toward him and [the man] did not know what the suspect’s intentions were and he was in fear.’ At that point, the man told police he fired 3 to 4 shots, hitting Ponce at least once. 

Officers say Ponce got into a car and was soon dropped off at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.

According to his arrest affidavit, Ponce changed his story several times with officers. “He placed himself at the scene of the incident and walking up to a female and grabbing her. He also admitted to hitting [the man] during the altercation with him.”

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