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Suspect Shot in His Own Robbery Formally Charged

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Jackson police have identified and charged one of the two men involved in a robbery from early August.

Roddarous Bond, 18, was shot and injured by his accomplice during an August 4 robbery. He was discharged from the hospital Friday morning and taken into custody.

Bond faces charges of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, burglary of a motor vehicle and theft more than $500.

Around 5:40 p.m. on August 4, police were called about shots fired in Royal Arms Apartments, located at 1580 N. Royal Street. Officers responded and found shell casings in front of the 900 building.

Police then received a call to Trinity Food Mart at 1586 N. Parkway. A 19-year-old man told officers that as he was sitting in his car in front of the 900 building when he was approached by two men, one of which investigators identified as Bond.

According to the victim, the suspects demanded money. Bond is accused of reaching into the victim's car window and taking the wallet and money that was laying in the car seat.

As the victim drove away, the two men began shooting and struck his car numerous times. The victim had his two-year-old son in the car. Neither the man nor child was hit.

Shortly afterward, Bond was brought Jackson-Madison County
General Hospital with a gunshot wound. Bond told officers and investigators that he was an innocent bystander who was struck in the back during the gunfire in Royal Arms. Bond was admitted to the hospital.

Investigators later determined that Bond was one of the robbers, and he was shot by his accomplice during the robbery.

Police are still trying to determine the second man involved. He was described as a black man, around 5'10", with short afro-style hair. He was wearing a black shirt and beige pants.

The City Court Judge will set bail for Bond on Saturday morning. Bond will be arraigned at 8 a.m. Monday in Jackson City Court.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Major Crimes Bureau at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS). Submit a cyber tip at jmcrimestoppers.org and click on “web tips”.
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