Metro detectives seek info in violent attempted robbery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro detectives are pursuing strong leads in last week’s violent attempted robbery on Antioch Pike that left one gunman dead and a clerk with a critical gunshot to his head.

Authorities said Thursday they are focused on confirming the identities of the remaining two gunmen who left their partner, Damontay Thomas, to die on a sidewalk outside the market.

While police say they’ve been given helpful information on the suspects, they are now asking anyone with information on the additional two suspects or the crime to contact them through Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

The shooting happened June 4 just after 10 p.m. at Express Market.

Three armed robbers entered the store. Thomas attempted to get behind the front counter, which was protected by glass, by crawling through an enclosure near the floor.

Police said another gunman attempted to crawl through an opening on the counter when he fired his pistol, striking his accomplice.

One of the suspects them shoved the clerk, Sameer Alazab, who was outside the glass enclosure, then shot him in the head “without provocation,” Metro police reported.

All three then left the store without taking anything. Thomas collapsed outside from the gunshot wound and died.

Alazab, 42, remains hospitalized with critical injuries.

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