(Mirror Daily, United States) – One person was fatally shot, and several were wounded during a botched mall heist which took place on Sunday in San Antonio. Police officials declared that the suspects involved in the mall heist were trying to rob a jewelry store.
San Antonio police officials declared that a botched mall heist ended in tragedy after two armed suspects fatally shot a person who tried to intervene and wounded several bystanders. The shooting occurred at the Rolling Oaks Mall, on Sunday, at 3:30 pm.
According to William McManus, San Antonio’s Chief of Police, two armed suspects entered a jewelry store with the intent of robbing it. During their impromptu heist, the suspects were caught in the act and had to flee the scene.
McManus said that at one point during their swift departure, an unknown person tried to stop the robbers. One of them drew out their gun and shot their pursuer. San Antonio’s chief of police declared that this scene was witness by another shopper, who had a concealed weapon permit
Seeing that the suspects shot the individual, the man took out his gun and managed to injure one of them. Unfortunately, the individual shot by the assailants was pronounced dead at the scene.
During the firefight, several bystanders were injured, including a pregnant woman who was later taken to the hospital. Upon arrival, the law enforcement authorities placed the mall of lockdown and escorted the shoppers to safety.
According to McManus, one of the armed suspects involved in the botched mall heist was critically injured during a firefight with the law enforcement officers, while the other one managed to flee the scene.
McManus added that the second suspect managed to hotwire and steal a car, but was apprehended later that day after he crashed it near Converse.
The authorities declared that this was a tragedy. San Antoni’s Chief of Police added that this is what happens when a heist goes wrong. The armed robber who stole the vehicle has been paraded around the town before being sent to jail. As for his accomplice, the law enforcement authorities declared that he is currently in hospital, being treated for critical injuries.
For their deeds, the two suspects will be charged with capital murder and aggravated assault. As for the other shoppers who were injured during the shooting, the authorities declared that they have received medical care for non-life-threatening injuries and have been released from the hospital.
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