A shooting occurred on Wednesday night, July 31, after a Tennessee Uber driver shot a man who he said pointed a gun at him and his passenger.
The disturbing incident began when the gunman, later identified as 18-year-old Jason Johns Jr., thought he was “disrespected” by the passenger who held the door open for him at a Nashville liquor store, WKRN-TV reported.
Johns then followed the Uber driver and passenger to a nearby street and once the driver stopped the car to let out his passenger, the teen appeared, holding a gun and fired shots from about 10 feet away.
To protect his passenger, the Uber driver fought back against Johns by shooting and hitting him. Johns ran away, leaving behind a Nissan Pathfinder that was stolen and then got a ride to a local hospital where he was treated for wounds to his chest and an arm.
Fortunately, the Uber driver and his passenger were not hit by the gunfire, police said.
Johns has been charged with aggravated assault and theft.
Police said this is not the first time the teenager has committed a crime. He was convicted of robbery when he was 15 and was charged last year with aggravated robbery after he admitted to stealing a woman’s car at gunpoint outside an apartment complex in Hermitage, Tenn., which is about 20 minutes from Nashville, according to Fox News.