Three armed robbers stormed in the back door of a Nashville sneaker shop Thursday evening. They meant business too, firing off shots from the get-go. A single armed person inside the store drew his own heater. With care and precision, the good guy applied some ballistic deterrence to each of the scofflaws. Suddenly, and with great urgency, the three formerly brazen bad guys sought a rapid retreat.
The business, “Hot Kicks” sells pricey, popular sneakers. It all happened at about 11pm, as the hoodlums came in through the back door, two hours past the store’s closing time. They thought they’d take the occupants by surprise and get away with a big chunk of change and maybe some kicks. They thought wrong.
In the end, one baddie collapsed in the doorway. Two others abandoned their fallen comrade and scooted (limped?) over to a local hospital for treatment.
Metro police said officers found one man near the back door with several gunshot wounds.
He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He later died at the hospital.
According to police, two other alleged suspects later showed up at TriStar Centennial Medical Center with gunshot wounds.
At least one of them is in critical condition.
Once again proving that the only thing that stops bad people with evil in their hearts is a good guy with a gun.