Little Rock Police: Store Employee Shoots Fleeing Robbery Suspect

Alvin Aikens, 21, was shot in the leg. He's jailed on robbery and other charges.
A man accused of robbing a store on the city's southwest side is recovering from a gunshot wound after being shot while trying to get away.

It happened Thursday night just before 8:30 in the 4700 block of W. Baseline Road at the Santa Maria Mexican Store.

The Little Rock Police Department says Alvin Aikens, 21, was shot in the leg after a store worker Aikens had fired a shot at grabbed a gun and fired back.

Aikens is charged with aggravated robbery, theft, and fleeing.

Police say Aikens walked into the store and put a gun to one worker's back before demanding money from the register and grabbing the cash himself.

Several shell casings were found outside the store, along with the suspect's cell phone, police say.
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