Smith was visibly upset about the recent violence in the area.
"My son got jumped and robbed yesterday for a bicycle...a bicycle! Now, people are getting shot and killed all over the city,” Smith said.
The family told WHBQ the man who was shot is expected to recover from his injuries.
No arrests have been made.
SHOT WHILE MOWING GRASS: A man was shot, robbed and dragged into the woods while cutting grass at a Memphis apartment complex.WHAT WE KNOW: http://bit.ly/2ajDpKwPHOTOS: http://bit.ly/2ajDDkxPosted by FOX13 Memphis on Friday, July 22, 2016