LPD investigates shooting, armed robbery at local eatery

From Post staff reports
An employee of a Lebanon drive-in restaurant was shot in the left thigh during an armed robbery that occurred at 12.39 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8.

Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said in a news release that the incident occurred at the Sonic Drive-In at 1050 Murfreesboro Road. According to the release, two employees had just closed and walked out to the parking lot when an unidentified black male passenger exited a vehicle and approached them brandishing a handgun.

The suspect fired a round from the weapon as he came closer to the victim. The victim, in defense, threw a black garbage bag containing grease at the suspect.

The suspect then fired another round, striking the victim in the left thigh. The victim was transported by Wilson County Emergency Management Agency to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment.

The suspect then took the black trash bag, got into the passenger side of a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse and fed the scene. The suspect vehicle fled onto South Hartmann Drive toward the interstate

The vehicle was later recovered on Bartons Creek Road by the Wilson County Sheriffs Department.

The black male suspect is described as being approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing baggy jeans and a dark beanie hat. The other suspect is described as being a white male with short hair.

If you have any information about this crime, contact the LPD at 444-2323.