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Reward Offered After TV Reporter Shot During Robbery

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police said a $10,000 reward has been offered after a Nashville television reporter was shot and wounded during a robbery at an ATM.

WZTV reporter Erika Lathon was withdrawing money at the Bank of America on Church Street around 11:45 p.m. Thursday when a man with a gun approached her car and demanded money.

Police said the robber demanded money from Lathon, who complied, but he then shot her in the arm and ran away.

According to police, the man who robbed and shot Lathon was dressed in all black and wore a mask.

WZTV has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in this case.

Lathon was able to drive herself to a hospital where she was treated for the gunshot and later released. Lathon has worked for the Nashville Fox affiliate since 2000.

The $10,000 reward is in addition to the $1,000 reward Crime Stoppers offers for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Information about the shooting can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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