Galveston: Officer pushed down stairs in shoplifting turned robbery

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by Chris Paschenko/ The Daily News

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM

GALVESTON — An officer suffered a leg injury when he was pushed down a flight of stairs by a fleeing shoplifter, authorities said Tuesday.

The 3:56 p.m. Monday incident that injured officer Hector Dominguez led to two counts of robbery and an assault of a public servant charge against Sherman Edward Johnson, Galveston police Lt. Michael Gray said in a statement.

Dominguez was working off-duty at Kroger, 5701 Seawall Blvd., when grocery store employees saw a man shoplifting.

Johnson, 22, was initially cooperative and was escorted upstairs, and that’s when police accused him of suddenly standing up and shoving Dominguez into a wall.

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