Police say attempted robbery victim shot attacker at Huntsville grocery store

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police say two people from the Birmingham area are facing charges for a Thursday evening robbery attempt that left one of them shot.

Deangelo Lindsay, 19, and Precious Howard, 22, were both charged with first-degree robbery for the shooting that happened at the Publix on Old Monrovia Road just before 6 p.m.

Huntsville police said a mother and her son were talking in the store’s parking lot when Lindsay and Howard parked behind them, walked up with handguns and demanded money and personal items.

The son pulled out a gun and shot Lindsay, police said, and he fell to the ground. He then grabbed Lindsay’s gun and threw it in his vehicle.

Lindsay and Howard got back in their vehicle and took off on Old Monrovia, but wrecked their vehicle near the AMC theatre.

“Cop cars were all over this area all in the parking lot of the movie theatre,” said Donna Patterson. She is visiting her daughter who lives across the street from the theatre.

Neighbors say they were alarmed by the scene.

“It was scary because we didn’t know what was happening. We didn’t know if they were chasing someone and they could be hiding in your car, back yard woods,” Patterson said.

Police were able to arrest both suspects.

22-year-old Precious Howard has been charged with two counts of Robbery.

Police believe Deangelo Lindsay is 19 or 20. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Authorities say they are guarding his room and charges are expected to be filed against him.

Police said they later discovered that vehicle had been reported stolen in a carjacking in Mountain Brook.



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