Police, Residents Ponder Deadly Robbery
O'Charley's Worker Shot After Giving Robber Cash
POSTED: 4:18 pm CST February 3, 2008
UPDATED: 6:06 pm CST February 3, 2008
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Murfreesboro police said a restaurant employee was shot and killed during a robbery attempt Saturday. Now, residents are trying to cope with the violence.
Typically, on Super Bowl Sunday the parking lot in front of O'Charley's restaurant on Memorial Boulevard is packed. But after a violent robbery left one employee dead, the parking lot is disserted.
Police said Nader Bahmanziari, 41, was counting money at about midnight Sunday when a masked gunman came into the restaurant and demanded cash. Murfreesboro police spokesman Kyle Evans said after the employee gave the robber the cash, he opened fire and hit Bahmanziari several times.
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This happened not so far from me. The manager was taken to Middle Tennessee Medical Center with multiple gunshot injuries, then transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he passed away.
"Just give them what they want" seems to be less relevant than ever before. And, of course, the bill which would allow Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit holders to carry in restaurants which serve alcohol as long as they themselves are not imbibing still languishes in committee in the Tennessee House. Shoney's and Cracker Barrel are about the only sit-down restaurants I go to anymore.
Condolences to, and prayers for, the family of the slain manager, and hopes for swift apprehension and justice for the perpetrator.