JSO: Suspected robber shot by employee at MetroPCS

Deschion Baskerville hospitalized, charged with robbery

By Corley Peel - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A suspected robber was shot by an employee at a MetroPCS in Arlington on Saturday night, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

The robbery was reported about 8 p.m. at the store on Merrill Road at Cesery Boulevard. 

According to the police report, Deschion Baskerville went into the MetroPCS, pulled a gun on a female clerk and demanded money, threatening to kill her. She handed over some money, then ran into the office and told a co-worker what was happening.

The co-worker then came out and shot Baskerville, police said.

Baskerville, 28, was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He is charged with robbery, according to the incident report.

No employees or customers in the business were injured, police said. Workers at the MetroPCS store did not wish to make a comment.

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