The following was sent out by the San Angelo Police Department, stating that 42-year-old Charles D. Welborn, the man shot by police Monday at a San Angelo Wal-Mart, has died:
The suspect involved in Monday’s officer involved shooting incident, Charles D. Welborn, died yesterday evening while being treated at Shannon Medical Center.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. last night, March 25, 2014, Welborn succumbed to his gunshot wounds. Welborn was transported from Shannon Medical Center to Lubbock, Texas for Autopsy.
The investigation has been turned over to the Texas Rangers.
03/25/14 3:12 p.m. Update
According to reports, the man police shot Monday afternoon after he broke into a gun case at the northside Wal-Mart in San Angelo remains in the hospital Tuesday.
42-year-old Charles D. Welborn had broken into a gun case inside the store, taking a rifle. After an employee wrestled the rifle away, Welborn ran out of the Wal-Mart where he was met uin the parking lot by police.
Welborn refused orders from police who were forced to shoot as Welborn charged them with a broken bottle.
From there, Welborn was taken to Shannon Medical Center for treatment.
The Wal-Mart remained closed for several hours and at least a dozen employees waited outside to re-enter as police collected evidence.
03/24/14 5:45 p.m. Update
According to reports, the suspect that was taken into custody by San Angelo police earlier Monday afternoon at a San Angelo Wal-Mart was attempting to break into a gun counter.
At a news conference held around 3:30 p.m., San Angelo Police Chief Tim Vasquez said the man was threatening store employees with a bomb after they confronted him about the attempted break-in.
Police shot the suspect multiple times and he was then transported to a local hospital for treatment.
No bomb was found and the suspect was the only one injured during the incident.
There have been reports of a shooting at a San Angelo Wal-Mart.
An Abilene paramedic who was in the Wal-Mart at the time saw police shoot the suspect before the suspect was taken into custody.
At this time, we are still waiting on confirmation of any injuries.
We will have more information as this story develops.
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