Murfreesboro Police were summoned to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital this past weekend to speak to a man who was robbed and assaulted.
The victim told police he was at Aspen Heights Apartments (1955 Old Castle Dr.) and as he was walking to a friend's unit, three subjects wearing Jokers masks approached him on foot. One of the three was armed with a handgun and grabbed the victims' cellphone. The armed Joker then pushed the gun into the stomach of the 21-year old man and pulled the trigger. Luckily, the gun did not fire. That was when the men assaulted the victim striking him in the head with the gun.
The victim quickly went to his friend's apartment after the assault and was transported to the Emergency Room. Hospital staff notified the police and the case is now being investigated. Officers then went to the scene of the crime and found blood on the ground where the victim was pistol whipped. They also located the victims flip flops that came off in the attack and robbery.
The injuries sustained in the attack left the victim with a sizable gash on his forehead. The injury was not life threatening. So far, the three masked men have not been apprehended.
MPD Incident #16-527