Suspect shot in botched aggravated robbery at smoke shop

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Waco Police are investigating after an aggravated robbery suspect was shot by an employee of a smoke shop during an attempted holdup.

The incident happened at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at Tee's Smoke Shop located on 3528 North 19th Street.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the suspect entered the store wearing a ski mask, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.

Police said the store employee took defensive action by drawing his own gun and firing at the suspect.

The suspect was struck several times by bullets and ran away from the scene.

He was dropped off at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center by someone else.

No other injuries were reported.