Memphis News Crew Robbed At Gunpoint

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At a glance

  • A Fox13 crew in Memphis was robbed at gunpoint last week, according to the reporter on the scene.
  • “HOW IN THE HOLY HELL YOU ROB THE NEWS CREW: Robbed at Poplar and Highland. You know I’ve had my fair share of stories but DAMN! Took the camera, tripod, and LIVEU,” Fox13 reporter Jeremy Pierre posted on Facebook after the encounter. “One of the dudes even showed me the gun in his waist band.”
  • The robbery comes amid a backdrop of heightened violence in the city.

 

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