Security guard shot during robbery at West End Rite Aid

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A security guard was critically wounded when he was shot during an armed robbery at the West End Avenue Rite Aid early Monday morning.

It happened at the location where West End Avenue splits into Elliston Place around 4 a.m.

According to police, the security guard, Garion Bogard, and two employees were talking when the gunman approached them and demanded cash at gunpoint.

Police said as the clerks complied with the man’s demands, the suspect said he should “shoot both” of them for “moving slow.”

The 22-year-old security guard was shot at some point and the unidentified man fled the scene with cash in a bag.

The guard was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or black man with a light complexion. He is believed to be in his early 30s and is around 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build.

At the time he had on a black beanie and a black bandana covering his face. He also had a blanket with hearts and X’s and O’s draped around him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact our partners at Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

The same Rite Aid was robbed at gunpoint just last month.

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)