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Police: Man shot at teens who tried to rob him

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

An elderly man turned the tables on two would-be robbers near downtown Nashville late Sunday night, according to officials.

Metro police said 74-year-old Larry Dean Claybaker was getting into his car at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Fairfield Avenue when two teens tried to rob him around 10 p.m.

The teens allegedly took his cellphone and told him to get out of his car, which is when Claybaker reached into his pocket and pulled out a semi-automatic pistol, firing one round at each suspect.

He shot 17-year-old Keion Andreas Hayes in the stomach and held him at gunpoint until police responded. Hayes was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He will be charged with robbery at juvenile court when he is released from the hospital.

The other teen, who has not been identified, remains at large. He got away with Claybaker's cellphone.

Police said Claybaker won't be facing any charges. He has a concealed carry permit and was acting in self-defense, according to officials.

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