A man police say participated in the robbery of a convenience store this morning accidently shot himself while fleeing the scene.
“The suspects took the clerk inside the store and demanded cash from the register. A customer walked into the store during the robbery and was not harmed. The suspects fled on foot to the rear of the store when police were called,” Martin said.
Martin said as police were searching the area for the men they located one suspect hiding in a wooded area behind the store. He had been shot in his lower right leg and a gun was found as was other evidence linking him to the robbery.
Martin said the suspect was identified as Jaquan Jamel Dawson, 18 of Dallas.
Dawson was transported to a local hospital and was treated for his injury and investigators will be seeking an arrest warrant for aggravated robbery on Dawson today.
Martin said despite a perimeter being set up around the area they were unable to locate the other suspect after several hours of searching.
Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597--2833.