Angelo Smith, 17, and Teddrick Carr, 18, were in the Anniston City Jail Wednesday on charges of felony first-degree robbery and misdemeanor charges of carrying a firearm without a permit. According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, Smith is charged as adults because he was a participant in a violent crime in which a weapon was involved.
According to the captain, Carr, Smith and another man entered Black’s Grocery and More on West 15th Street, sometime between midnight and 12:30 a.m. One of the three suspects brandished a handgun and demanded money from the owner and a male witness, George said.
The witness was able to escape but the owner was shot in the chest after fighting with the suspects, the captain said.
The victim drove himself to his home two blocks away where he collapsed on the floor while his mother called Anniston EMS, George said. The victim was taken to Regional Medical Center where he was in stable condition in the ICU Friday. The captain said he had not been informed of the victim’s current condition Wednesday.
The victim and the witness were able to pick Smith and Carr out of a lineup and officers obtained search warrants, George said.
Police arrested Smith on the 500 block of Glen Addie Drive Tuesday after he tried to escape on foot and attempted to toss a 9 mm Smith & Wesson handgun as he fled, George said.
Officers arrested Carr Wednesday on the corner of 34th Street and Noble Street where he had been sitting in a green Ford Expedition, the captain said.
Carr was in possession of a .22-caliber handgun at the time of his arrest, George said.
There were no leads on the third suspect as of Wednesday afternoon, George said.
Both men have bonds set at $50,300 for felony first-degree robbery charges and misdemeanor charges of carrying a pistol without a permit, according to court records. Their court date is set for Sept. 30.
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