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Armored-truck guard shoots man outside Arlington bank

A man who attempted a holdup at a Bank of America in Arlington was shot by an armored truck guard.
A man who attempted a holdup at a Bank of America in Arlington was shot by an armored truck guard. Courtesy

A man who attempted a holdup was shot by an armored-truck guard Tuesday morning near a bank, police said.

No other injuries were reported in the shooting near a Bank of America at Little Road and Green Oaks Boulevard.

The man was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth after he was shot in the abdomen. He was in serious condition, according to an Arlington police news release.

Officers responded to a 911 call about a shooting at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 4220 W. Green Oaks Blvd.

Guards with Dunbar Armored were servicing an ATM when a man got out of a white pickup without license plates and walked up to a guard, police Lt. Christopher Cook said.

“The suspect sprayed the guard servicing the ATM with something,” Cook said. “The second guard heard what was happening and engaged the suspect.”

Police did not say what the spray was.

One of the guards shot the man, Cook said. Several shots were fired, and one hit a window of a nearby business.

Arlington robbery detectives are working to determine whether the ATM or the armored vehicle was the target, police said.

They were trying to find the wounded man’s family and would not release his name. They also declined to release the guards’ names.

Detectives are working with the FBI on the ongoing case.

Staff writer Monica S. Nagy contributed to this report.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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