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Robbery, shooting suspects sought

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By JENNIFER HORTONThe Wilson PostLebanon Police Department needs your help in locating and arresting suspects in a recent series of robberies and in a separate case, a shooting that occurred this past Thursday afternoon.Det. Sid Cripps told The Wilson Post Tuesday that a pizza delivery person was shot through-and-through in the upper leg in a robbery that occurred early Saturday morning on Virginia Avenue.“He was shot,” Cripps said, “after he had about fully cooperated with the robbers. He was shot as an afterthought.”The suspects have been described as two males, one black and one white or of mixed race. They are both tall and slender. One of the suspects wore a hoodie jacket that was pulled down to cover his face, and the other suspect wore a bandanna that covered his face.After the incident, the two suspects ran toward Sycamore Street.The robbery of the delivery person was the third such incident to occur, but it was the first shooting that happened, Cripps said.The suspects call in an order to a location that turns out to be an abandoned house or they pick an address, hide and wait for the delivery person to arrive and then they approach him and rob him.Cripps said if anyone has any information regarding these robberies and now shooting to call him at 453-4328. In the shooting incident that occurred on Thursday, Cripps said police are looking for two suspects identified as Dakota L. Carver and Marcus J. Baker, both of Lebanon.They are being sought on state warrants on charges each of aggravated assault in the shooting of William Hurd of Lebanon.The incident occurred in the Inman Court public housing area about 5:10 p.m., Thursday. Hurd “was hit in the left arm,” Cripps said, adding the man sustained nerve damage and a broken bone. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment and has since been released.“It could possibly be gang-related,” Cripps said of the shooting.The detective noted that any information regarding the shooting would be appreciated. If you have any information regarding the incident, call the lead investigator in the case, Det. Eugene McGee, at 453-4392.Editor Jennifer Horton may be contacted at
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