Veteran WZTV reporter Erika Lathon was shot last night at an ATM in Nashville, Tennessee. We don’t normally expect Nashville to be the center of crime and violence, but for this unfortunate woman, it became a living nightmare.
Lathan was shot in the arm and is expected to make a full recovery. After the shooting, the woman drove herself to the nearby Baptist Hospital, where she was treated. She was released shortly thereafter.
The most shocking part about the robbery was that Lathon actually did what the robber told her and gave him her money. For some reason, he still decided to shoot her. Police are studying the surveillance video from the bank and will be on a serious manhunt for the suspect.
The incident was reported by Lathon’s station on the Friday morning newscast.
High profile figures around the nation are starting to be part of the crime wave that appears to have risen since the economic downturn. Many cities are devastated, with poverty rates surging and black male unemployment rates reaching at high as 40%. Rev. Jesse Jackson had the rims taken off of his car during a recent trip to Detroit, and renown pastor Marvin Winans was beaten and carjacked at a gas station in the same city. Times are getting tough.