Accused robber shoots self before arrest

Miker Debose, 42, in critical condition

Author: Crystal Chen, Associate Producer, The Morning Show, cchen@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 04 2013 08:26:26 AM EST
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

A suspected robber is in critical condition after shooting himself in the chest when police came to take him into custody.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Bryon Carroll says the shooting occurred as a fugitive task force arrived at a Gainesville apartment on Tuesday to arrest 42-year-old Miker Debose.

Carroll told the Gainesville Sun members of the task force noticed movement inside the apartment. A short time later a gunshot was heard and a woman ran out saying Debose had shot himself.

Debose is accused of an armed robbery in Marion County and was wanted on a federal warrant for violation of conditions of supervised released. He was released from federal prison in June after serving 210 months.

Carroll says Debose was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in critical condition.