SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Two suspects were taken into custody after a robbery inside a shopping mall ended in a shooting that left one man dead and several other people injured, San Antonio police said.
Police Chief William McManus said the two suspects robbed a jewelry store at the Rolling Oaks Mall on Sunday afternoon. After the suspects fled the store, a man described by McManus as a "good Samaritan" tried to stop the two men.
One of the robbers fatally shot the man, McManus said. A second individual, who was carrying a licensed concealed handgun, then shot and wounded one robber.
The second suspect, who initially fled the scene, was apprehended Sunday night after a car crash in nearby Converse, police said in a statement early Monday. Two weapons were recovered from the suspect.
McManus called the fatal shooting "absolutely senseless." The victim's name was not immediately released by authorities.
The second robber fired his weapon as he fled the mall, injuring a man and a woman. Those individuals, along with the wounded robber, were taken to a local hospital, said San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood.
Two other people— a woman who complained of chest pains and a pregnant woman who had labor pains — were also taken to hospitals, Hood said.
The condition of the people who were injured in the incident was not immediately available, but police said the wounded suspect was in critical condition.
Authorities said both suspects face preliminary charges of capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police have not released the names of the suspects.
San Antonio's police chief is describing the death of a man who was shot as he tried to stop two men after they robbed a jewelry store at a mall as "absolutely senseless."
Police Chief William McManus says the "good Samaritan" came upon the two robbers as they fled a jewelry store at Rolling Oaks Mall on Sunday.
The man was shot by one of the robbers. That robber was then shot and injured by another individual, who had a licensed concealed handgun.
The second robber fled the mall, firing his weapon and injuring two others. Two women suffered non-shooting injuries.
Police are still searching for the second robber.
McManus described the incident as "a robbery gone really, really bad."
The dead man's name was not immediately released by authorities.
Authorities in San Antonio say one person is dead and five others have been injured after two men robbed a jewelry store in a San Antonio shopping mall.
Police Chief William McManus said that after the two suspects fled the store on Sunday, one of them fatally shot a "good Samaritan" who tried to stop them.
Another man, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon, then shot and wounded that robber.
The other robber fled the mall, firing his weapon and injuring a man and a woman. Two other people were taken to the hospital suffering from non-shooting injuries.
McManus says police are still looking for the robber who is believed to have left the mall. McManus initially said that six people were injured.