NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man fought off a teenage suspect with a gun who was attempting to rob his sister in east Nashville overnight.
Metropolitan Nashville Police said a 14-year-old boy and two others approached the woman who was sitting on her front porch on S. 4th Street around 1:50 a.m. Thursday. The 14-year-old allegedly pulled out a gun and tried to rob her.
The victim's brother saw it happening, and came out to help her.
“When I saw the gun in his shorts, of course I’m going to react to it. So I picked him up, did what I had to do. I grabbed the gun, so there ya go,” Damonte Sutton told NewsChannel 5.
Sutton and the boy got into a physical altercation, and the gun discharged during the scuffle.
The boy and his two friends took off running, but police found the 14-year-old boy on the next street over. He had been grazed by the bullet on his hand, and was treated and released from Skyline Medical Center.
Sutton told NewsChannel 5 he felt he did what he had to do.
“You know what I’m saying, people got kids around here. The girl I stay with, she got kids. Know what i'm saying -- what happened if I wasn't here? Both of them would be gone. So I had to think about them. My baby's in the house,” Sutton added.
Sutton and the female victim were not hurt.
Police charged the 14-year-old with aggravated assault and attempted aggravated robbery. The other two suspects have not been found.