Convenience store clerk shoots, kills alleged robber

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 4:44pm
Staff reports

Authorities have not charged a convenience market clerk after he fatally shot a convicted carjacker he said tried to rob him Wednesday night.

Sm Mazahir Hamadani, 59, was working at the Kwik Tobacco Market at 619 Millwood Drive, when he said 25-year-old William England charged the counter and held scissors to Hamadani’s throat. According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, Hamadani said he feared for his life, pulled a pistol that was in his pocket and shot England one time.

England died shortly after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was on probation after receiving an eight-year sentence for carjacking in 2009.

Hamadani wasn’t detained after being interviewed by authorities.

The District Attorney’s Office will review the completed case file at the conclusion of the investigation.

9 Comments on this post:

By: Motorshag on 12/1/11 at 4:36

Feel bad for Hamadani. He will be dealing with a lot of emotional things over this. However, he didn't get cut , stabbed or killed by scissors. If only the government would have passed a no scissors in Kwik Tobacco Market bill…this would never have happened….if only…

By: standingonthetop on 12/1/11 at 11:45

I say good job Mr. Hamadani!

That's the way to get high on the backstrap and hit your target!

YOU sir are now a professional exterminator! Buy more bulletts please and put more work in!

Thank YOU!!!!!!

By: global_citizen on 12/2/11 at 8:13

I'm trying my best to shed a tear over the death of Mr. England, but darn it, it's just not coming.

By: Left-of-Local on 12/2/11 at 8:34

Nice work! This is an example of POSITIVE use of gun rights. The man kept it on his person while working in his business (note: NOT IN A BAR) and defended himself only when attacked.

By: BEOWULF on 12/2/11 at 9:13

BEOWULF: shall they reap! Self preservation trumps every time!

By: rbull on 12/2/11 at 10:26

Good work Mr. Hamadani and you have saved us taxpapers money since we now will not have to pay for housing this piece of $hit (William England) in jail and/or prison. England should have known if you play with fire you sometimes will get burned and he got what he deserved.

By: PKVol on 12/2/11 at 3:21

I believe if word gets out on the street about the owner of the Kwik Tobacco Market at 619 Millwood Drive is packing, there will be no other robbery attempts at this business. The other option is that whatever would-be robber comes into the store, they will be packing and won't hesitate to take out whoever is working, but armed robbery is much less serious than aggrevated murder, so the would-be robber will likely just go on to the next store.

By: JohnD9207 on 12/3/11 at 2:50

PK the owner can only worry about one target at a time. My hat is off to him, too bad Mr England was released early from both jail and life, but couldn't be helped. He was a pain.

By: oatka on 12/3/11 at 3:43

"England . . . was on probation after receiving an eight-year sentence for carjacking in 2009."

CityPaper needs to print the names of the parole board who let this guy loose on society. These people work in the shadows and make one mistake after another and it ends up that the armed citizen has to resolve the problem, with additional trauma, and at some risk to himself.

If the background of the late Mr. England is ever investigated I predict:
1) He was out on parole - oh wait.
2) He plea-bargained down his case to a lesser charge
3) He has a record as long as your arm
4) All of the above

A tip 'o the derby to Mr. Hamadami, for he no doubt saved the taxpayers future incarceration charges and perhaps saved someone else's life.