Man charged in connection with robbery at NW Houston convenience store

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 20 at 6:21 PM

HOUSTON — Charges have been filed against a suspect who was shot by a clerk during a robbery at a northwest Houston convenience store Friday morning, police said.

Dwayne Dixon, 58, of Houston, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and is being held without bond.

According to the Houston Police Department, officers responded at 8:45 a.m. to a call of a shooting in the 800 block of West Tidwell near Samrose.

Investigators said Dixon walked into the Fuel Expo on West Tidwell and grabbed some beer before proceeding to the checkout counter.

Norman Ali, the clerk at the store, said that Dixon then pulled out his gun and demanded money. The clerk gave Dixon the money and then pulled out a gun of his own.

“I pulled out my gun and gave him a warning. After that, it took off back and forth shooting,” Ali said.

During the shooting, employees and customers were dogging bullets.

“There was no conversation, there was just gun fire. That’s all it was. The customers hid and that was it,” Ali said.

Ali said he shot Dixon more than once, before the suspect fled the scene in a brown Ford Astrovan. The clerk then followed the suspect.

Dixon ended up crashing into a ditch near the intersection of De Priest and Lucky, police said. He tried to get help from nearby residents demanding that they take him to a hospital.

Dixon even pulled a gun on one person, police said. He was detained by police who soon arrived afterward.

Police did not say how many times Dixon was shot.

Court records show that Dixon was convicted of robbery in 1988 and of aggravated robbery in 1990 in two separate cases.

He schedule to appear in court Monday morning.

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