Man shot H-E-B employee during robbery near north Austin store, police say


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police say a 37-year-old man was arrested in connection with a shooting over the weekend in the parking lot of a north Austin H-E-B.

Police say James Davis, 37, shot an H-E-B employee twice who was trying to help a customer who was the victim of a robbery. Police responded to the H-E-B on the service road at 12407 North MoPac Expressway just after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Davis left the scene of the shooting in a vehicle, but officers were able to find the vehicle and take Davis into custody, police say. Austin Police Department detectives were able to find the suspected gun from the shooting.

The worker was taken to the hospital and released on the same day, H-E-B told APD.

Davis was charged with robbery by assault, aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm. Davis is currently booked in Travis County Jail on a $750,000 bond, APD says.

Anyone with details about this incident or other violent crime is asked to call the APD Aggravated Assault Unit at (512) 974-5245, Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS or use the Crime Stoppers App.

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