Wal-Mart Robbery; Deadly Chase

6-17-05 – The Wal-Mart store in Sherman was the scene of an armed robbery early Friday morning. Police say the robber walked into the store, off highway 75, and displayed a semi-automatic handgun. He demanded money from a cashier, then ran outside and drove west in his vehicle.

Authorities in Gainesville spotted the suspect and attempted to pull him over. He refused and led officers from several agencies on a chase through Cooke County, into Wise County.

The chase ended early this morning when the suspect got out of his vehicle in Wise County and displayed his weapon. Officers fired and the 37-year-old Sherman man is confirmed dead, his identity has not been released.

No one else was hurt in the robbery or pursuit.