San Antonio, Texas

From of March 27, 2007

Gunshot victim may be tied to attempted S. Side robbery

Police are trying to determine if a man rushed to a local hospital with a gunshot wound was injured while attempting to robbery (sic) a South Side store.

An armed man walked into the E Z Discount Tobacco Center in the 3000 block of E. Southcross Boulevard Monday night demanding money.

The store clerk grabbed a gun and fired at the suspect. The robber fled the scene empty handed.

A short time later, police received a call for a shooting victim near the store.

Investigators are reviewing the store’s surveillance tape for possible clues, as well as determining if the man shot was the same guy that ran from the store.

From San Antonio’s of March 27, 2007

Fighting Back: Thief Gets A Stomach Full of Lead

Police say a would-be robber picked the wrong store clerk to threaten.

According to officers, the suspected robber tried to hold up a cigarette store on the 3300 block of East Southcross at gunpoint Monday night.

The crime didn’t go as he expected. The clerk had a gun of his own and shot the man in the stomach.

Police say the suspect ran to a nearby house for help. His friends decided his wounds were too severe and called EMS.

The suspect is now in critical condition at Brooke Army Medical Center. He will be charged with aggravated robbery.

Police say no charges will be filed against the store clerk.


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