ARLINGTON, TX (KFDA) – 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 early Wednesday morning when he noticed a truck following him in the 6000 block of Poly Webb Road near I-20.
Reports say a juvenile passenger got out of the truck with a gun and attempted to rob the jogger. The jogger, who was also armed, resisted and fired multiple times striking the suspect in the groin area. The suspect retreated, jumped back into the truck and fled.
Police quickly found the truck abandoned near Cedar Cove Court and Lindberg Drive, which they say was reported stolen out of Arlington on February 16th.
Arlington Police received tips that the suspect entered 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 suspected was transported 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 this will be a case of self-defense but are still investigating.