A jogger pulled out a gun and shot a juvenile would-be robber before dawn Wednesday in southwest Arlington, police say.[[414489553,R]]
According to police, the jogger, an unnamed man in his 20s, was running to the gym at about 6 a.m. when he noticed a truck circle around in front of him in a parking lot along the 6000 block of W. Poly Webb Road.
The jogger told police a man exited the passenger side of the pickup truck, pointed a firearm in his direction and demanded his property. The jogger, who was carrying a firearm in his gym bag, pulled out his weapon and began shooting at the armed robber.
The robber, who police said was struck in the upper leg-groin area, managed to get back into the truck before the driver of the truck drove away.
Arlington police later found the truck abandoned on Cedar Cove Court and Lindberg Drive; the truck had been reported stolen in Arlington on Feb. 16.
Investigators learned after the armed robber abandoned the truck and got into an SUV driven by an adult woman. That SUV was stopped by officers at the intersection of Poly Webb Road and Little Road Wednesday morning -- within one block of the shooting location.
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Police said the suspected armed robber, who is an unnamed juvenile, was compliant and was transported to an area hospital for treatment before being returned to police custody. The jogger, who was not injured, was interviewed by detectives and is not expected to face charges.
Arlington police said detectives are still trying to figure out the woman's involvement and determine who was driving the pickup.
Meanwhile, crime scene investigators are processing both vehicles and looking into the shooting scene where at least one bullet hole was left in a commercial store front.
The owner of the stolen truck was on the scene Wednesday morning and said he had left the vehicle running last week to go into his home for a quick moment, but came back out to find it gone. He'd only purchased it a few weeks prior and now finds it covered in bullet holes.
The jogger declined to talk to reporters Wednesday morning.