METRO NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the apparent teenage shooter who critically wounded a 41-year-old man during a robbery outside the Discount Tobacco store at 15116 Old Hickory Boulevard just off Nolensville Pike at 7:35 p.m. Sunday.
The victim and a friend had been shopping inside the store and were being watched by the would-be robber. When the victim’s friend left and headed toward their vehicle, the gunman followed and demanded his money and debit card. The gunman then went to the rear seat passengers in the victim’s vehicle and demanded their belongings. The victim saw what was happening, ran up to the gunman and attempted to wrestle him to the ground. The gunman fired two shots, both of which struck the victim. The gunman ran to a nearby black SUV and fled the area. The victim was rushed to surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is in critical/stable condition.
Anyone recognizing the gunman, who, in surveillance images, is clad in a red pullover shirt, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.