Metro Police: Armed Robbery Attempt Ends In Shooting

Posted at 3:37 AM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 14:49:52-05

Metro Nashville Police said they're investigating an armed robbery attempt that ended in a shooting, critically injuring a man. 

The incident happened at Ruano Auto Repair on Ezell Pike around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. 

Police said the victim was called over to a white Pontiac in the parking lot.

The victim said when he approached the car, a suspect pulled a gun on him and demanded everything he had. 

Investigators said as the victim tried to run away, the suspect shot at him four times, hitting him once in the lower back. 

The victim was initially taken to TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center for treatment, but was transferred to Skyline Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. 

The investigation was still ongoing. If you have any information that could help police, call Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME.