Police: Man shot during targeted crash, robbery attempt in Bellevue

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) –Metro police are searching for a man who shot a 26-year-old during a robbery attempt following an intentional crash in Bellevue Monday night.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 100 and Old Hickory Boulevard.

Metro police said the driver was sitting at the red light when his car was hit from behind by a gray Honda or Nissan sedan.

When the driver got out to inspect his vehicle, a passenger got out of the sedan and demanded his belongings, according to police.

According to witnesses, the victim was shot after he attempted to push away from the gunman, who was described by Metro police as a black teenager.

Metro police said another man in a different vehicle on Old Hickory Boulevard drove off after the suspect pointed the gun in his direction.

The gunman got back into the sedan and followed that driver onto on Highway 100 toward Belle Meade. The witness was able to elude the gunman and returned to the scene a short time later and spoke to police.

The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

Metro detectives are working to determine if this incident is related to two vehicle thefts Monday at convenience stores on Old Hickory Boulevard and Highway 70 South where keys were left inside unattended vehicles.

No additional information was released. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.