A 39-year old San Angelo man has been charged with burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon after an incident at a convenience store Monday evening.
At approximately 8 p.m. Monday, San Angelo Police were called to help Angelo State University Police with an armed subject at the 7-11 Convenience Store at 1719 Kenwood St.
ASU police detained the man, identified as Jeremy Harris, after the store clerk reportedly flagged down the officer, who had coincidentally stopped at the location to fuel his patrol vehicle. Harris, who was inside the store when the ASU officer arrived, was in possession of an unloaded handgun.
After speaking with the clerk, officers discovered that Harris entered the store and began opening and eating various food items. The clerk noticed he was carrying a gun in his waistband, texted a friend to call the police and then left the store upon seeing ASU police.
When ASU police learned that Harris was in the store with a weapon, the ASU officer immediately entered the store and took Harris into custody without incident. The ASU officer also located evidence that Harris had opened and taken an undisclosed amount of money from the store’s safe.
At the request of ASUPD, San Angelo Police Department Det. James Hernandez was called to assist with the investigation.
Harris was charged with burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and an outstanding arrest warrant for motion to revoke parole/probation aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
After he arrived at the jail, Harris complained of medical issues and officers were advised to transport him to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation. They transported Harris back to jail once cleared by hospital staff.
Before the 7-11 incident, Harris was reported to have entered the Stripes Convenience Store at 1802 S. Bryant Blvd., and consumed an ice cream cone before leaving without paying.
Harris was subsequently issued a criminal trespass warning from Stripes.