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Waco: Man Goes On Trial For Robbery In Which Victim Was Shot

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A Waco man went on trial Monday for a robbery in which the victim was shot.

Norris Wayne Smith (Jail photo)

WACO (July 29, 2013)--Jury selection was underway Monday morning in the trial of a Waco man charged with an aggravated robbery in connection with a holdup during which the victim was shot.

Norris Wayne Smith, 41, is charged in connection with the Aug. 6, 2011 incident in which two men and a woman robbed another man and shot him during the holdup.

Delores Dameka Brooks, 32, also was named in connection with the incident, but she has not yet been to court.

The robbery and shooting happened at around 2:55 a.m. on Aug. 6, 2011 in the 1700 block of North Martin Luther King Drive, where officers found Jerry Crowder, Jr. lying on the sidewalk in front of an apartment building with a gunshot wound to his lower torso.

Investigators think a woman lured Crowder to the apartment where two men believed to be working with her attempted to rob him.

Crowder was shot as he struggled with the two men.

After the shooting, the men and the woman fled on foot, police said.

Crowder was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center.

Sherman police arrested Smith in Jan. 26, 2012, on a warrant charging attempted capital murder in connection with the same incident.


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