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Thief in stolen Mercedes flags down police after shooting himself during armed robbery

By Mason White 10:33 AM March 18, 2015
Lashawn Williams 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested after flagging down a police officer while driving a stolen Mercedes.

LaShawn Williams, 24, of Florida, accidentally shot himself during an armed robbery.

In a desperate attempt to get help for his gunshot wound, Williams flagged down a police officer in a stolen Mercedes.

Williams allegedly stole a cellphone from a victim early on Sunday, and accidentally shot himself while fleeing with the device.

In panic, he ran across the street to Cleo’s Gentlemen’s Club and jumped into a Mercedes that had an open door, police said.

When the pain of the bullet wound was too much to bear, he decided to flag down a police officer, authorities said.

Williams was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

He was charged with armed robbery and theft of a vehicle.