MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man reportedly fired several shots to deter a man from carjacking him in Mount Juliet on Tuesday morning.
It happened on Langford Pass in the Langford Farms subdivision around 2 a.m.
According to an incident report, the victim noticed a car following him without its headlights on. The car reportedly pulled in front of him and came to a direct stop.
He told deputies with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office the suspect exited the vehicle, approached his car, and demanded his keys.
The victim fired two shots into the air from his legally-registered .40-caliber handgun, causing the suspect to flee the scene on foot. The vehicle the suspect exited, described as a black Chevrolet Aveo with possible bullet holes, sped away.
“There’s not much on the road out here, so it’s kind of unusual that they were following this one car,” said long-time resident Warren McCaslin.
McCaslin hopes the suspects think twice about carjacking one of their own in the future.
“If I had been in that position and if I was legal to carry a fire arm I would have done exactly the same thing,” said McCaslin.
Deputies with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department at 615-444-1412.