Man shoots self after robbery, flags down deputy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an Orlando man panicked after robbing someone of a phone and shot himself while fleeing the scene and eventually flagged down a deputy for help.

Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Crabb says 24-year-old Lashawn Williams ran across the street after shooting himself and jumped into a Mercedes that had its door open in the parking lot of a gentleman’s club.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Williams drove away in the stolen car when he started feeling the effects of the gunshot wound. He then flagged down a passing deputy and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with injuries that aren’t life-threatening.

Williams was brought to the Orange County Jail and charged with armed robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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