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"He literally used the machine as a cover, came right around the ATM and he was there with the gun in my face, give me the money," says Veteran FOX17 Reporter Erika Lathon.
Lathon was recounting the robbery last week at a Bank of America ATM on Church Street that sent her to the Baptist Hospital Emergency Room with a gunshot wound.
"The victim complied with the suspect's request, handed him the money," says Metro Police Captain Ken Walburn. "While she was handing him the money, the suspect shot her in the arm."
As Erika recovers, Metro Police are trying to identify the gunman, but the suspect largely managed to stay away from the ATM'S video camera.
"To me, it's disturbing that the robber would get the money and then just out of spite shoot somebody," says Metro Police CRIMESTOPPERS Detective Chris Locke. "It could have been an innocent bystander. It could have been a child. She could have been more severely hurt than she was."
Detective Locke is handling the case for Metro Police CRIMESTOPPERS. It's a non-profit willing to trade cash for clues. The program is offering up to $1000 for information about what happened to Erika. FOX17 and its parent company Sinclair Broadcasting is putting up $10,000 more for information leading to an arrest and conviction, for a total of $11,000. No clue is too small.
"Because what you might think is inconsequential may be the little break that we need in the case," says Detective Locke.
There are 3 ways to get your tip to CRIMESTOPPERS. You can call them at 74-CRIME, text CASH plus your information to CRIMES, you can also send them a web tip at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. 3 tips have already come in. We'll have more on that from the lead detective in the case tonight on FOX17 NEWS.
Wednesday, December 12 2012, 04:06 AM CST
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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