Suspect who was shot in armed robbery, out of hospital & charged
Asheville, N.C. (WLOS) —
The suspect who was shot by a gun-toting customer in an attempted convenience store robbery is out of the hospital and charged.
Akheem Holloway is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor simple assault.
Surveillance video from the store showed a scary scene at M&J Food Mart on Old Haywood Road in West Asheville .
In the footage, two masked men can be seen running toward the store. Then, one of them holds a gun to the clerk's face. At that point, the employee grabs the gun.
The store owner said the other masked man had a Taser.
The clerk, who said he thought it was a joke at first, said he was Tased twice by a suspect.
Witnesses say a customer pulled out a gun and shot Holloway.
There's been no word on the second masked man in the video.
This incident is still under further investigation, and police say no additional information is available at this time.
Police encourage anyone with information on this incident to contact the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110 or Buncombe County Crime Stoppers at (828) 255-5050.