Smoke shop employee shoots suspect in failed robbery

A robbery suspect is in the hospital tonight after being shot

WACO - A suspect is in Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest after being shot Saturday night by a smoke shop employee in a botched aggravated robbery.

Officials said around 11:15 p.m. a man wearing a ski mask entered Tee’s Smoke Shop at 3528 N. 19th Street. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee.

The employee in defense fired his own gun at the aggravated robbery suspect. He was struck several times and fled from the scene.

He was later dropped off at the hospital by someone in a private vehicle, Waco police officials said.

The case is still under investigation and no other injuries were reported. 

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