Sinclair Television of Nashville, Inc. d/b/a WZTV Fox 17 ("FOX 17") is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Thursday night’s robbery/shooting of WZTV Fox 17 television news reporter Erika Lathon after she withdrew cash from the Bank of America ATM at 1634 Church Street.
Lathon was approached by the gunman at 11:45 p.m. He demanded cash. She complied. The robber, who was dressed in all black and wore a mask, fired one time into Lathon’s car and fled on foot. She drove herself to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the arm.
Anyone with information that can assist West Precinct detectives in identifying the suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.
The $10,000 reward is in addition to the reward of up to $1,000 offered by Crime Stoppers. The $10,000 reward is effective for 365 days from today’s date (December 7, 2012).
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