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Clerk Recalls Being Shot During Robbery

Posted at 8:37 PM, Dec 03, 2015

A store clerk was shot Thursday morning after two gunmen robbed her at a Robertson County gas station.

The young mother of four shot during a terrifying robbery in White House Wednesday night said she is thankful the man who shot her didn't kill her.

"I’m glad he spared me my life because he very well could’ve taken my life," says Ashley Finch who works as a cashier at the Shell Station off Industrial Boulevard in White House.

Surveillance video shows a gold Mercury Grand Marquis pulling up to the front of the gas station around 10p.m. Seconds later two masked men jump from the back of the car and storm the counter where Ashley Finch was getting ready to end her shift for the day.

Her first instinct was to run.

"As I ran I said 'please don’t shoot I have four babies that need me' and that’s the only thing I could think about," the 29-year-old said holding back tears.

Only seconds after entering the gas station and demanding money, one of the armed suspects fired hitting Ashley in the leg as she tried to hide in a manager's office. 

"I just saw the blood and saw it trickling down my leg and thought ‘yes I’ve been shot.’ I’m not mad about what they did to me because I’ll be ok, I just don’t want someone else to be hurt worse than I was," Finch says.

The two suspects fled, empty handed, to the waiting Grand Marquis which sped off toward I65 South. Police are hoping anyone who recognizes the car or the men in the surveillance video will come forward.

No arrests have been made. Leaving Ashley to hope someone will come forward with information before a similar situation unfolds.

"I hope that it happens to no one else."