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Posted: April 26, 2018

Police: Mom turns son in to police for robbing, shooting at couple


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By Fox13Memphis.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —

A Memphis mother took action when she said she saw her son robbing a couple on the news

On Sunday, April 22, a man came up to the home on the 5000 block of Berta Road asking for a ride, and then pointed a handgun at the victim. The man's wife then came out of the house and saw what was happening. 

She went into the home and retrieved a handgun. She fired one shot in the air, and the suspect ran. 

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While he was running, he shot at the woman who then returned fire at the suspect. 

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Surveillance footage of the exchange went viral when thousands of people shared the story and video across social media. 

A Memphis mother was watching the news and recognized the robber as her 20-year-old son, Derriontay N. Perry. 

Related: Father reports son after teen admits to 250 car break-ins

She did not hesitate to call the police. Officers arrested her son without incident on April 25. 

Perry is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated robbery. 


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