Man wanted for smoke shop robbery turns self in to Tucson police

2013-12-03T00:00:00Z Man wanted for smoke shop robbery turns self in to Tucson policeArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

An 18-year-old man suspected of robbing a midtown smoke shop turned himself in to Tucson police Sunday afternoon.

Adrian Pride met officers at the Tucson Police Department Main Station and was arrested on suspicion of one count each of attempted armed robbery, and drive-by shooting and two counts of aggravated assault, Sgt. Maria Hawke, a police spokeswoman said in a news release.

He was booked into the Pima County jail.

An arrest warrant for Pride was issued Nov. 27 for his role in the Nov. 12 robbery of Maui Smoke Shop, 1099 E. Broadway, the release said.

Police said a man entered the business shortly before 5 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint. The clerk refused and the man fled. Several hours later, the man returned and threatened the clerk with a gun. The man then left the store, got into a vehicle and fired several shots at the clerk while leaving.

The clerk was not injured.

Veronica M. Cruz

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