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

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Mom Turns Son in to Police After Seeing Him Rob, Shoot at Couple on TV

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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.

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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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