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Elderly Woman Shoots, Injures Armed Man During Attempted Robbery In Arkansas (Video)

Gunfire was exchanged between two armed men and an employee of a pawn shop in Springdale, Arkansas, during a robbery attempt Saturday.

The two suspects walked into the store, one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, according to the Springdale Police Department.

“They split up,” Springdale Police Lt. Derek Hudson told KFSM-TV. “They both pulled out handguns that looked like black semiautomatic pistols and began to rob the store.”

That’s when the woman, who owns the store with her husband, pulled out her firearm and aimed at the suspects, shooting one of them in the arm. None of the employees was injured.

Fort Smith Police Department notified Springdale police after the man with the gunshot wound was admitted to Sparks Regional Medical Center, Southwest Times Record reports.

Police later identified one of the suspects as Marcus Gould, 25, and determined that Leon Roberson, 20, drove him to the Fort Smith hospital. Police confirmed that Gould checked in under a different name and claimed he was shot in Little Rock, Arkansas, Western Journalism reports.

Police later secured a search warrant for the car that Roberson was driving and found two firearms used in the attempted robbery, clothing, a duffel bag and a bracelet stolen from the pawn shop.

Roberson returned to the hospital to check on his accomplice, where he was apprehended by Fort Smith Police after he left on foot.

Both Roberson and Gould face counts of attempted capital murder and aggravated robbery.

Watch surveillance footage and KARK 4 News' report below:

Sources: Western JournalismKFSM-TVSouthwest Times RecordKARK 4 News


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