Police in Clarksville, Tennessee, identified a 21-year-old man from Nashville as a suspect in an April 24 incident involving the shoplifting of merchandise from a Kohl's store and an assault on a store assistant manager. Arrest warrants have been issued for the suspect's detention on charges of evading police and reckless endangerment.
Police were summoned to the store, located on the 2800 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, at approximately 2:45 p.m., after the store's loss prevention officer reported seeing a man taking clothing from the store while armed with a knife. The store officer stated that he chased the suspect when he fled the store, and that police arrived just in time to observe this.
A chase ensued around the parking lot, and the suspect reportedly knocked down the store's assistant manager, who had attempted to stop him after he got into a Dodge Magnum. The suspect apparently backed the vehicle into the assistant manager before driving away.
The assistant manager sustained injuries described as relatively minor. The store claimed that merchandise taken was worth approximately $300.
In an unrelated case, police have announced no leads in an incident in which a man suffered a gunshot in his back in the early morning hours of April 28 at Cutters, a private club. Several 911 calls were received reporting the shooting at approximately 4:13 a.m. The 27-year-old man who was shot was found near the club's entrance, sprawled bleeding on the floor.
Emergency responders transported the injured man by air to a medical facility for treatment, and he was listed as resting in stable condition. Neither he nor any of the many people in the club gave officers any indication of how and why the shooting occurred or who fired the gun.
Source: Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle, "Suspect identified in shoplifting, assault," April 28, 2012