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Man arrested after shooting at alleged robber speaks to NBC 15

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(WPMI) Tyrone Taylor, 23, says he feels bad about where the bullet ended up, but he says he did nothing wrong.

The man arrested for shooting at a robber and accidentally firing into a family's home in the process, is speaking exclusively with NBC 15 news.

Tyrone Taylor, 23, says he feels bad about where the bullet ended up, but he says he did nothing wrong.

“He come running my way with a gun yea I’m going to shoot.”

Taylor says he was in his car, parked outside the Citgo gas station on Riverside drive, when he saw the alleged robber Joseph Soutullo come out of the food mart with a gun.

“He was bent down.. had the gun in his hand and was bent down.” Mobile police say Soutullo had just robbed the place. A store clerk fired a shot at Soutullo and missed, hitting a teenage girl instead. Taylor says he too felt his life was in danger.

“I don't know what he's fixing to trying to do. But he come running up with the gun and run around my car so yea you're right I’m going to shoot at him,” said Taylor.

But Taylor’s bullet didn't hit Soutullo either. Instead it went flying into Ashlon Smith’s home across the street.

On Tuesday of this week, 6 days after the incident, police arrested Taylor, charging him with discharging a gun into an occupied building.

“I’m not the bad guy I didn't shoot no 15-year-old girl. That person didn't get charged for nothing but I get booked just for shooting and I didn't shoot the man like I wasn't trying to kill him you feel me,” said Taylor.

Soutullo is still in jail charged with robbery.

As for the clerk who fired at the robber but accidentally hit 15-year-old Savannah Burke, the district attorney has decided not to file charges.

Police say Taylor did not have a pistol permit.

His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 7.