2 teens charged after man shot in back during South Nashville robbery attempt

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two teenagers, a 19-year-old man and 15-year-old girl, were charged Thursday night after a man was shot in the back during a robbery attempt in South Nashville last week.

The victim, identified as Guillerino Ruano, 28, was shot outside an auto repair shop on Ezell Pike around 11 p.m. on Dec. 19.

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Metro police reported the victim said he came outside the shop to find a white Pontiac with a man, woman, and unknown third occupant inside. He said as he parked at the shop and got out, a female in the car, alleged to have been the 15-year-old, yelled for him to come over.

That’s when the gunman, later identified as Arnold Marks, 19, allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded Ruano hand over everything he had, according to Metro police.

Arnold Marks (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

The victim reportedly told Marks he did not have anything and turned to run away, which is when he was shot in the back. Marks reportedly fired at least four shots at Ruano, according to police.

Ruano drove himself to Southern Hills Medical Center but was transferred to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Marks was booked into the Metro jail and charged with aggravated robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $52,000. Metro police say neither he nor the 15-year-old gave statements to detectives during their arrest.