Police said an 18-year-old man shot himself after robbing a Charlotte convenience store early Tuesday morning.
Police identified the man as Lavarius Patterson.
The store clerk who called 911 said the man robbed the business but then accidentally shot himself.
A witness told police they heard a gunshot in the direction the suspect ran and then saw him limping away from the area.
Patterson was apprehended at a hospital. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, WSOC TV.