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PA Bill Number: SB897

Title: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms.

Description: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Oct 15, 2019

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Tennessee Self-Defense: Police: Attempted robber shot multiple times by would-be victim in self defense at Bell Road ATM :: 08/01/2019

A Nashville teenager who attempted to rob a man at a Bell Road ATM on Tuesday night was shot multiple times and faces robbery charges, the Nashville Metro Police Department said. 

Kenneth K. Cathey, 19, was named as the suspect in an attempted aggravated robbery at the U.S. Bank in the 900 block of Bell Road just before 10 p.m. Tuesday. 

Cathey allegedly approached a man making a deposit at that location with a gun drawn. The man told police he first noticed the alleged robber, whom he does not know personally, when the teen was sitting across the parking lot wearing a red hoodie with the hood pulled tightly across his face. 

The man, a 25-year-old Nashville resident, opened fire in self defense, he told police. 

Cathey, hit multiple times, ran a short distance before collapsing. The man who shot him told police he saw the would-be robber drop a pistol, which the potential victim picked up and took with him. 

The man left the scene immediately after the shooting to go to his girlfriend's apartment before returning later to speak with police and handing over the recovered pistol. 

No charges have been filed against the man. 

Cathey remained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon receiving treatment for multiple gunshot wounds. A warrant charging him with attempted aggravated robbery is set to be served upon his discharge from the hospital and subsequent arrest. 

This is the second case in this week where a possible robbery victim told police they shot a suspect in self defense. The most recent case led to the fatal shooting of Mykal Prime, 19, in the lot of a Marathon gas station on John A. Merritt Boulevard on July 25. 

Reach reporter Mariah Timms at or 615-259-8344 and on Twitter @MariahTimms

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