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Murfreesboro man shot after withdrawing ATM cash

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro man was shot Tuesday evening after refusing to surrender his ATM cash to a robber.

Murfreesboro Police say they were called to a shots fired incident near the corner of Mercury and Middle Tennessee Blvd just before 7 p.m. On arriving they found that 66 year-old Frank Yost had been shot in the left thigh.

Yost told police that he had just withdrawn cash from an ATM when a black male wearing a grey hoodie and dark pants approached and demanded the money.

Yost refused and tried to get into his car. He says at that point the assailant pulled out a silver handgun and shot him before fleeing.

The assailant is described as in his mid-20s, approximately 5’ 9” tall, and weighing roughly 150 pounds.

Yost was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center for treatment. There’s no word on his condition.

If you have any information about this incident, you can call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).