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The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, 12/30/02

Saturday, March 1, 2003

Billy John Brown was just trying to get away from the man attempting to steal his brand-new Ford Explorer, until the man threatened to kill him. The attempted carjacking took place at 1:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Golden Gallon convenience store. A man approached Brown as he left the store, asking for a light for his cigarette. The suspect then jumped into Brown's SUV and demanded he start the vehicle. Brown later told authorities the man made the demand three times, and he refused. As Brown tried to exit the vehicle, the would-be carjacker said, "I will kill you." Brown responded by pulling a .44-cal. Taurus revolver. When the suspect raised his hand as if he had a gun, Brown opened fire, hitting the man several times. The carjacker, identified as Jerry Williams, Jr., of Nashville, died at the scene. An accomplice, who had fled during the shooting, was later arrested and charged with attempted carjacking.
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