Suspect identified in Victoria taxi robbery

The Victoria Police Department responded to a gun call on Queeswood Trail on Sunday around 4:57 p.m. Officers spoke to the taxi cab driver.

Lauren Meaux , Media Relations for VPD said, ” Sometime during the robbery the suspect accidentally shot himself in the leg, he fled the scene, and he was later located at North Navarro Walmart parking lot, where he received treatment and was transferred to a local hospital. ”

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect robbed the driver and took off running. The suspect has been identified as a 16-year-old male.