Dallas police shot a bank robbery suspect Tuesday afternoon who tried to get away in a taxi cab, police said.
The robbery was reported shortly after 2 p.m. when a man took a cab to the Wells Fargo bank near Coit Road and Interstate 635. Once inside, the man showed the teller a gun and demanded cash, police said.
The suspect, needing a getaway vehicle, exited the bank and hailed a cab. The getaway vehicle only went about half a block before the man had to exit the car to try to escape on foot, police said.
Officers gave chase and the man ended up trying to hide underneath a car. He was quickly spotted by officers who demanded he crawl out from beneath the vehicle. When he did, he pulled a gun and was promptly shot twice by police officers, investigators said.
The man was later transported to an area hospital with non life-threatening, superficial injuries to the head and leg.
Police said the man's gun turned out to be a pellet or air gun and that they do not suspect that the cab driver was a knowing accomplice.