Store clerk shot, man arrested for armed robbery in Hugo

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

HUGO, OK - A store clerk is in the hospital and a suspect is in jail after a robbery at a convenience store in Hugo.

It happened just before 8 last night at the 271 Quick Mart on South F Street. Police say the robber shot 59-year-old Jyotsna Atawala in the stomach then took off with about $150. The suspect was arrested a short time later after police got an anonymous tip. During an interview Police say the man confessed. The clerk was flown to the Medical Center of Plano where she underwent emergency surgery and is now in the ICU in stable condition

The suspect is in the Choctaw County Jail where he's waiting to be arraigned. He's expected to be charged with 3 felonies including assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

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