Teen leads Killeen Police on foot chase following alleged robbery

POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 4:24pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 4:26pm

Killeen authorities have arrested a teenager who is accused of robbing a Family Dollar Store on Sunday.

911 received a call at 8:13 p.m. telling them that the Family Dollar Store on the 1600 block of South Fort Hood St. had just been robbed at gunpoint.

As officers were responding to the robbery, they were told the description of the suspect. A policeman, who was in the vicinity of the store, was told by a witness that they saw the suspect running on Westover. Law enforcement officials were able to spot a man fitting the description of the suspect and tried to stop him.

As an officer stopped his vehicle, the suspect began running from him on Westover Dr. onto Andover. The officer jumped out of his vehicle and began chasing him on foot as the suspect ran between apartment buildings on Andover.

The suspect then entered an apartment on the 2300 block of Andover. The apartment was surrounded and a tactical response unit was deployed. At 12:08 a.m., the alleged robber came out of the building and surrendered. He was arrested and taken to the Killeen City Jail.

Investigators were able to determine the man was responsible for the Family Dollar robbery. William Shane Hicks Jr.,19, was charged with aggravated robbery of a business, false report to a police officer and evading arrest. He will be transferred to the Bell County Jail Tuesday.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be provided as it becomes available.

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