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Landlord surrenders after allegedly shooting tenant over unpaid rent
A Bronx landlord who allegedly shot one of his tenants over unpaid rent turned himself in to authorities Tuesday, police said.
Robert Grant, 43, walked into the 47th Precinct where he immediately demanded a lawyer up after being charged with attempted murder, assault and possession of a weapon.
Grant confronted victim Michael Taylor over the back rent as he and his girlfriend were returning home to the Amundson Ave. building in Edenwald around 10:40 p.m. Monday, police said.
The two men began fighting before Grant allegedly pulled out a .40 caliber handgun and shot Taylor in the chest.
Taylor and his girlfriend then tried to drive to get help before cops pulled them over several blocks away and called an ambulance.
Taylor was then taken to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition, officials said.
Grant fled the scene and had been on the run from police before turning himself in on Tuesday.