Nashville, TN – A robbery suspect was repeatedly shot by the husband of the woman he attacked outside her South Nashville home on Monday night.
The incident occurred outside the Baker Station Apartment complex at approximately 9:30 p.m., as the woman was walking to her residence, WKRN reported.
The suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Jordan Ponce, then ran up behind the unsuspecting 25-year-old woman, and attempted to snatch her purse away, the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department (NMPD) said.
When the woman fought back, Ponce allegedly began bashing her head against the outer wall of the apartment building.
Her 29-year-old husband heard her screaming, and rushed outside to confront her attacker.
He leapt over a railing and landed on top of Ponce, leading to a physical altercation.
Ponce fled towards the parking lot, where the men fought again.
At one point, Ponce managed to punch the man in the head, then rose to his feet.
That’s when the man drew his gun and fired at Ponce, hitting him in the stomach and hand, WOFL reported.
Ponce jumped into a silver Acura and sped away, but was dropped off at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center a short while later, according to WKRN.
The unidentified person driving the Acura then fled the area.
Police later determined the vehicle had been stolen less than two hours before the attempted robbery. It was recovered early Tuesday morning outside an apartment complex on Linbar Drive, WOFL reported.
The woman Ponce attacked was taken to Summit Medical Center to be treated for bruises and cuts to her head.
Ponce was ultimately transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries, WKRN reported.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, but charges are expected to be filed against Ponce, a NMPD spokesperson told FOX News on Tuesday.
The spokesperson said she was not aware of any plans to charge the man who shot Ponce.