Man charged with attempted murder after shooting at gas station employees

Two people were injured in this shooting.
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 5:18 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A store clerk is recovering Monday after an overnight shooting in downtown Nashville.

Metro Police said just before 12:45 a.m., two men, a 39-year-old and 23-year-old, who were working at the gas station were outside when another man approached them wanting to return items he claimed to have purchased Sunday evening. The 23-year-old reportedly told the suspect that he would have to wait for the manager to return. The suspect then pulled out his Glock pistol and threatened both men.

The 39-year-old reportedly tried to disarm the suspect, and during a struggle between the men, the suspect fired twice, then the 23-year-old returned fire striking the suspect multiple times. The 29-year-old was struck once during the shooting.

Officials announced that 47-year-old Ricky House would be charged with attempted criminal homicide due to the shooting. He and the 39-year-old were transported to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Man who shot gas station worker
Man who shot gas station worker(MNPD)
Man who shot gas station worker
Man who shot gas station worker(MNPD)

After reviewing surveillance video from the Citgo, warrants were issued charging House with attempted criminal homicide, reckless endangerment, and being a felon in possession of a weapon. Police said House would be arrested upon his release from the hospital.

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