Police: Suspect shot in Pearland bank robbery attempt


As soon as the suspected robber in black, said to be equipped with a shotgun, was spotted by someone at the strip center, a 911 call was made. A Pearland Police Department spokesman said two officers were a couple of blocks away from the bank at 8703 W. Broadway when they got the call.

The man was still in the parking lot when the officers confronted him, ordering to put down his weapon. He did not. He was instead shot.

An officer held the man's hand as he lay on the concrete parking lot.

"He didn't say much, he just moaned," said Lt. Onesimo Lopez, who is the department's spokesman.

Lt. Lopez said the man was handcuffed, but because of his injuries, the handcuffs were removed. He didn't say why he did it, according to Lopez, who said the man just said he hurt.

Although the suspect was flown by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, we're told his injuries are not life-threatening. He was wounded in the leg.

A weapon was recovered from the scene.

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