TTPD: Shooting victim may be suspect in aggravated robbery - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

TTPD: Shooting victim may be suspect in aggravated robbery

The victim's van was later found by police, abandoned in an alley between Cornella and Blanton streets. The victim's van was later found by police, abandoned in an alley between Cornella and Blanton streets.
TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -

Texarkana, Texas police now are investigating the possible connection between a man showing up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound and a report of an armed robbery earlier in the day.

Officers were called to a location in the 2400 block of New Boston Road a report of a possible aggravated robbery at around 1:45 p.m. When they arrived, they met with 47-year-old Ben Lewis of Texarkana, Arkansas.

Lewis told police that he had been driving his work van close to Blanton Street when he was flagged down by one man who pulled out a pistol while another man jumped in the passenger side. Lewis says he was ordered to drive the van a short distance down an alley between Cornella and Blanton streets and told to get out of the van. There, he says he was robbed and struck with a pistol.

During the attack, Lewis says there was a struggle over the pistol, causing it to go off and striking one of his attackers in the lower leg. Lewis says he fled down the road and was picked up by a concerned citizen. The van was later found by police, abandoned nearby.

A short time later, a man showed up at Christus St. Michael Hospital in a private vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. His name has not been released.

If anyone has any information about this crime, they are encouraged to call Texarkana Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.

Copyright 2013 KSLA. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:14:18 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:14:18 GMT

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    More >>

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    More >>
  • Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction

    Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction

    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 05:52:55 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 05:52:55 GMT
    Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)

    The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

    More >>

    The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

    More >>
  • New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

    New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-07-24 00:11:08 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:33:23 GMT
    The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.More >>
    The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.More >>
Powered by Frankly