VIDEO: NC Suspect Accidentally Shot Himself while Robbing Store, Police Say

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.