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Man pumping gas pulls gun, shoots robbery suspect on crime spree

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Man pumping gas pulls gun, shoots robbery suspect on crime spree

One man is charged in connection to an attempted robbery at a north St. Louis gas station Wednesday morning. 

Deandre Jackson, 25, is charged with First Degree Attempted Robbery, Armed Criminal Action, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. A judge has issued Jackson a $100,000 cash-only bond.

Jackson allegedly had a weapon when he approached the victim, who was pumping gas, at the Phillips 66 on North Broadway and Grand around 7:30 a.m. To protect himself, the victim, a licensed CCW carrier, got out his weapon and shot the suspect in his buttocks, police said.

After being shot, police said Jackson got into a car with a second suspect and drove to Love’s Travel Stop in the 6100 block of North Broadway, where he called for help. The suspect was taken to the hospital and listed as stable. 

According to police, the second suspect and vehicle they were inside were wanted following a robbery at the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights. Officials said the vehicle they were inside was taken during a carjacking overnight in the 7000 block of Chippewa.

Investigators said they believe the incident is connected to three other robberies in St. Charles, a south St. Louis Shop-N-Save, and a Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights. 

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