Midtown Hills Precinct detectives are working to identify the gunman who Monday at 4 a.m. shot and critically wounded unarmed security guard Garion Bogard, 22, during a robbery at Rite Aid, 2416 West End Avenue.
Bogard and two employees were engaged in conversation when the gunman approached them and demanded cash at gunpoint. As the two clerks complied with his demands, the suspect told them that he should “shoot both of you for moving slow”. It is unclear why the gunman shot Bogard. He fled with cash in a bag.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic or black man with a light complexion who appears to be in his early 30s. He is approximately 5’8” tall with a thin build. He wore a black beanie hat and a black bandana to cover his face. He was draped in a blanket with hearts and X’s and O’s.
Anyone who recognizes the gunman from the attached surveillance photo is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637(CRIMES), or online at http://www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.