A Temple man who police say was trying to rob a Waco business early Friday morning remained hospitalized after he was shot by an employee of the business. Police were called to the Shisa Smoke Shop/Game Room, 639 N. Valley Mills Drive, shortly after midnight on a robbery call. Officers found Cedric Brown, 20, of Temple, lying on the floor with gunshot wounds to the leg and shoulder. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said store employees reported that Brown entered the store with a gun and threatened customers and employees while demanding cash. Swanton said an employee, "due to the suspect's criminal behavior and placing others in fear of their lives," shot the suspect. A pistol Brown reportedly brandished during the alleged robbery was recovered at the store and determined to be stolen, Swanton said. Police learned that Brown has an outstanding theft warrant issued by Temple police and arrested him on that warrant while the robbery investigation continues. Swanton said there were multiple customers and employees in the store at the time of the robbery. The A and S Hook Up Game Room at 1726 Colcord Ave. was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning. The suspect in that case was wearing a bandanna over his face, police reported. The investigation into that robbery continues.
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