Suspect charged in incident at 10550 Gulf Freeway
Police shot and wounded a Houston man in connection with a strong-armed robbery of a video store located at 10550 Gulf Freeway.
Police say they fired their weapons at a shotgun-toting Darrin Charlot, 17, as he allegedly emptied the cash register of the 24-hour video store.
Prior to the shooting, officers observed a reportedly suspicious acting Charlot enter the store at around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, according to a Houston Police Department news release.
Apparently, the suspect pulled the shotgun on the store clerk and demanded money from the safe, according to the release. When the clerk could not open the safe, Charlot allegedly took money from the register and then used his gun to club the clerk in the head.
During the commotion, officers claim they crept into the store and shot Charlot out of fear for their safety.
Emergency workers reportedly transported Charlot to a local hospital to treat his gunshot wounds. He was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
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