Man shot in Nashville intersection after chasing after carjacker

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was shot Monday afternoon after his car was stolen and he chased down the thief.

Metro police told News 2 the victim left his mid-80s black Corvette running while he ran into a store on D.B. Todd Boulevard.

When he left the store, he saw a black man get inside his car and drive away. Police say the victim got into another car and followed it to the area of Interstate 65 and Rosa Parks Boulevard.

The victim reportedly approached the suspect at a red light when the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot him at least once.

Metro police told News 2 he was shot in the femoral artery and has non life-threatening injuries. He remains at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

A witness reportedly followed the Corvette on Rosa Parks and saw it turn onto Jefferson Street before calling police. News 2 has since learned the Corvette was set on fire and was later found on 14th Avenue North and Jennings Street.

The suspect is described as a black man who is around 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 140 pounds. He has dreadlocks and is believed to be in his mid 20s to 30 and was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black shorts and blue and white tennis shoes.