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Daughter of shot, killed Frugal MacDoogal security guard remembers father

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 19:35:19-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It hasn't even been a week since Scott Meek was shot and killed working security at the Frugal MacDoogal liquor store in downtown Nashville.

His daughter, Abigail Corlew, lights up when she plays the voicemail messages left on her phone from her father.

"I could call him at any situation, any time. He absolutely loved me even when I made a ton of mistakes," Corlew said.

Corlew is Meek's only child and her daughter, Aurora, is his only grandchild.

Meek worked for Nashville Blueline Security for three years and for Frugal MacDoogal on Division Street for two of those years.

It was there that Corlew says her life forever changed, when her dad worked the shift that would be his last.

Metro Nashville Police Department officials said Randy Charles Levi first attempted to shoplift a beer from the store and then was approached by Meek.

Police said the two got into a fight in the parking lot, resulting in the suspect stealing the guard's gun and fatally shooting him.

"He was just the best father. I couldn't have asked for a better one," said Corlew. "I think all the good people always go too soon."

Randy Charles Levi is the man accused of shooting and killing Meek. Levi is now charged with one count of criminal homicide and three counts of attempted criminal homicide.

Investigators said Levi was shot by police in the store when he used Meek's gun to shoot at officers.

Levi is in stable condition.

"To be honest, I don't know what goes through your head. How mad do you have to be to hurt someone you don't even know?" said Corlew.

According to her, her father wasn't even scheduled to be working Thursday night.

"It surprised me completely that was the outcome, honestly, because I mean, he was too overtrained, but I think he was really tired — like, extremely tired."

Meek loved classic Sci-Fi films, family, friends and his career.

Corlew said she wishes he was here to see his granddaughter Aurora grow up.

She plans to remember him by getting a tattoo in his honor.

If you want to donate, Maria Amado started a GoFundMe for Meek's family fund.