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Law enforcement investigates alleged carjacking in MJ

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A local man was the victim of an alleged attempted carjacking predawn Tuesday at Langford Farms near Mt. Juliet.

According to a Wilson County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call from Christopher Wade Durham, 57, after 2 a.m., who said he fired two shots into the air and one at a vehicle after a man dressed in "white shirt and light colored shorts" approached his vehicle and demanded his keys.

He told law enforcement he turned onto Matterhorn Drive off Lebanon Road and "noticed a car following him with its headlights off," said the report. The report continues to say the victim "became nervous" and "placed his legally-carried 40-caliber handgun on his lap."

He told deputies he "got to Langford Farms and the car passed him and came to an abrupt stop." That's when the suspect demanded his car keys, and Durham fired the shots, according to the report.

The report said after the shots were fired the male suspect fled on foot into a tree line, and the vehicle sped away. Law enforcement officials said they checked the area for the suspect and vehicle, as well as several apartment complexes in Davidson County, with no results.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black, new model Chevrolet Aveo with a possible bullet hole in the rear part of the car. The suspect seen by the victim is descried as a tall, slender black male, dressed in white shirt and light colored shorts.

There's an ongoing investigation into this incident.

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