ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) – An early morning robbery attempt has landed one would-be criminal in the hospital with a gunshot wound.
According to Arlington police, an unidentified man was jogging to the gym Wednesday when he noticed a truck following him in the 6000 block of Poly Webb Road, near Interstate-20.
Reports say a juvenile passenger got out of the truck brandished a gun and demanded money from the jogger. The jogger, who was also armed, resisted, pulled his weapon and fired several times. Bullets hit the suspect in the groin area. The injured suspect ran back to the truck and quickly left the scene.
Police quickly found the truck abandoned near Cedar Cove Court and Lindberg Drive. Investigators say the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Arlington on February 16.
Arlington police received tips that the suspect had gotten out of the truck and into an SUV, which they located and stopped at the intersection of Poly Webb Road and Little Road. The SUV was being driven by a woman with the suspect in the passenger seat – who immediately gave up and told cops “I’ve been shot.”
The suspect was taken to Medical City of Arlington — his condition is not known.
Police say the original robbery victim was not hurt, but was shaken up by the experience.
Arlington police believe the shooting will be a case of self-defense but are still investigating.
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