Update: Arrest Made – Store Clerk Shot During Robbery Attempt

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Updated on Jan 30, 2013 @ 11:30PM

Duncanville Police Department detectives, working with other Metroplex law enforcement agencies with similar offenses, has identified and charges a suspect is the attempted robbery and subsequent shooting at the 7-11 on Hwy 67 at Cockrell Hill Road.

Darren Glen LewisThrough the investigation the suspect was identified as Darren Glen Lewis, 44 years age, reportedly of Lancaster.

The suspect has been arrested on a variety of charges, including an enhanced theft charge, evading arrest or detention, and aggravated robbery related to an offense in Cedar Hill.

Lewis will also be charged with Aggravated Robbery in regards to the 7-11 robbery.

Lewis may also face other charges stemming from offenses that occurred in other area cities

Lewis was being held in the DeSoto City Jail, but has been transferred to the Dallas County Jail.

Darren Glen Lewis played football for Carter High School and after graduation went on to play football for Texas A&M where he ran for over 5,000 yards before entering the NFL draft.

According to Lewis’ Wikipedia page, he was was picked in the sixth round of the 1991 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears where he played the entire 1991 and 1992 seasons, and only two games in the 1993 season, averaging 3.8 yards per carry for his career. Lewis left football for good in 1993.

In a 2004 Dallas Morning News article, writer Mark Wrolstad chronicled the fall of Lewis.


Original Story: Jan 29, 2013 @ 12:59PM

Overnight a clerk was shot in the thigh during a robbery attempt at the 7-11 at Hwy 67 and Cockrell Hill Road.

Duncanville Police PatchPolice report that a suspect came into the store just before 2:00AM and demanded money. When the clerk refused to surrender the money, the suspect shot the clerk once in the thigh.

The clerk, whose name is not being released at this time, was taken to Methodist Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored sports utility vehicle leaving the scene. No other suspect information is available at this time and due to the on-going investigation, the Duncanville Police Department is not releasing any video or audio records.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Detective Moon at 972-780-5037, extension 14.