An 18-year-old man remained hospitalized Sunday with a gunshot wound he suffered while he allegedly tried to hold up a Fruitridge Road convenience store.
Robert Edward Davis faces charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon once he is deemed medically fit for incarceration, Sacramento County sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos said. Davis underwent surgery for his injury, which was not believed to be life-threatening.
Davis was injured during a shooting at Hite's Market in the 3900 block of Fruitridge Road, where a man went in just before 6 p.m. Saturday with a gun, demanded money and left with an unknown amount of cash, officials said. Followed outside by two employees, the gunman turned and fired a shot in their direction, Ramos said. One of the employees, who was armed with a shotgun, returned fire and hit the suspect, the sheriff's spokesman said.
About 20 minutes later, a man with a gunshot wound showed up at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center on Bruceville Road. Ramos said investigators showed a photo of the robbery suspect to store employees, who confirmed that it was Davis who wound up at the hospital with the gunshot wound.