One man killed in attempted smoke shop robbery

One man killed in attempted smoke shop robbery

POSTED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 10:55am

UPDATED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 11:01am

Pharr police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Pharr smoke shop that left one man dead.

In the early hours of Friday, May 2nd Pharr police responded to a aggravated robbery at the Duece's Smoke Shop on the 1800 block of North Cage Blvd.

It was reported that three men entered the store wearing hoodies and carrying guns attempted to rob the business and that one perpetrator had been shot by the owner of shop.

When police arrived at the scene they found a man with a gunshot wound and he was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police continue to investigate the case and are searching for two individuals who fled the scene in a black Cadillac CTX with paper plates and chrome rims.

The shop has been robbed in the previous month and the no charges have been filed against the shop owner.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call (956)787-TIPS (8477).

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