A Jacksonville man who was shot and wounded by police has been charged in an armed robbery.
Herman Isiah Pickens, 24, has been charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reported
According to The Florida Times-Union, Pickens remains hospitalized in critical condition after he was shot in the chest and pelvis Tuesday at the Mr. Dragon Chinese restaurant. He was reaching into a black bag that contained a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun when an officer shot him, officials said.
A warrant for Pickens' arrest was issued earlier Tuesday after investigators received tips that a man captured robbing a CVS on security video was him. The tips came after area news media displayed clear shots of the suspect's face.
SWAT officers began looking for Pickens Tuesday afternoon and sighted him in the back of a gold Volvo, which crashed into an undercover SWAT truck that had its police lights flashing. A passenger, who turned out to be Pickens, ran away and into the Chinese restaurant. An officer followed Pickens into the restaurant, where the shooting occurred.
The gun, which had 11 rounds in its magazine, was reported stolen in 2009.
Other people in the Volvo were interviewed but no one was immediately arrested.