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Reporter Gives Robber Her Money and He Shoots Her Anyway

Veteran WZTV reporter Erika Lathon was shot last night at an ATM in Nashville, Tennessee.  We don’t normally expect Nashville to be the center of crime and violence, but for this unfortunate woman, it became a living nightmare.

Lathan was shot in the arm and is expected to make a full recovery.  After the shooting, the woman drove herself to the nearby Baptist Hospital, where she was treated. She was released shortly thereafter.

The most shocking part about the robbery was that Lathon actually did what the robber told her and gave him her money.  For some reason, he still decided to shoot her.  Police are studying the surveillance video from the bank and will be on a serious manhunt for the suspect.

The incident was reported by Lathon’s station on the Friday morning newscast.

High profile figures around the nation are starting to be part of the crime wave that appears to have risen since the economic downturn.  Many cities are devastated, with poverty rates surging and black male unemployment rates reaching at high as 40%.   Rev. Jesse Jackson had the rims taken off of his car during a recent trip to Detroit, and renown pastor Marvin Winans was beaten and carjacked at a gas station in the same city.  Times are getting tough.


33 Responses to Reporter Gives Robber Her Money and He Shoots Her Anyway


    December 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Every woman in America should be allowed to carry her own firearm.
    She must stay qualified and proficient but allowed to pack and be accountable for her firearm. Have enough women on the street packing heat, you would have less victimization…..

  2. Ron Wynn

    December 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Sad to say there are plenty of violent incidents in Nashville. We are not immune to the same problems that plague urban America. Nashville is a metropolitan city with the identical gulf between the haves and have nots, plus the proliferation of guns, that converge in many of these situations. I am very grateful that Ms. Lathon, a very respected reporter, is still alive because she could very easily be dead today. That (she was only wounded) is the only good aspect of this story.

  3. bill

    December 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I am glad she is all right, we have to be vigilant when we used the ATM Machine, I tell the person to wait out side while I do my business sometimes, because I can’t see over my shoulder.