Carbondale native shot in Nashville robbery
A Carbondale native was shot in an attempted robbery Monday night in Nashville, Tennessee, where he’s lived for nearly four years. As he’s undergoing multiple surgeries, friends have set up a GoFundMe webpage to collect donations toward his medical bills.
A Roaring Fork High School graduate of 2008, Dietrich Minor, a 27-year-old audio engineer, lighting director and DJ, was shot while leaving a convenience store Monday night.
In a span of 15 minutes, two men had robbed one man at gunpoint, then shot Minor in the stomach in another attempted robbery, according to Nashville police reports.
Minor was transported to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition that night, according to a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department press release.
The young man was still in the ICU on Friday. Physicians were able to take him off his ventilator, but he still required a feeding tube at that time, according to his father, Scott Minor.
His injuries caused significant damage to his gastrointestinal tract organs, including the loss of one kidney and lacerations to his liver.
Doctors anticipate he’ll require more surgeries in the days to come.
“We’re not out of the woods yet,” said his father, who along with his mother and other family members are with Minor in Nashville.
Friends of Minor’s set up a GoFundMe page where contributions can be made to help cover his medical bills. As of Friday afternoon, the site had generated more than $20,000 with an goal of $100,000.
Minor is without insurance having recently aged-out of coverage with his parent’s plan, said Scott Minor.
His father asked for “as many prayers as we can get” and said the family is very appreciative of the outpouring of support they’ve received from the Roaring Fork Valley and Minor’s friends in Nashville.
Investigators in Nashville are still trying to identity the two men who are suspected in the robbery.
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