The suspect in Sunday’s armed robbery and shooting of a Warner Robins convenience store clerk is in custody.
Brandon Bushay Smith, 28, of Warner Robins, was booked into the Houston County jail Wednesday afternoon on a charge of attempted murder.
Smith was also charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a Superior Court probation violation, jail records show.
Vikram Patel, 38, was shot several times during the 1:13 a.m. armed robbery at the LoBucks at 700 North Davis Drive, according to a Warner Robins police news release. He was in stable condition at the Medical Center, Navicent Health.
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Smith allegedly fled with an undisclosed amount of money, and police later released a photo said to be of him from a store surveillance video.
In October 2013, Smith was indicted in Houston County on charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Houston County Superior Court records.
He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of theft by taking in the Feb. 7, 2012, incident in Warner Robins and was sentenced to three years in prison, records show.
Anyone with information related to Sunday’s armed robbery and shooting is asked to contact Warner Robins police Detective Shane Mann at 478-302-5380, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.