Patrick B. Wilson, 25, of Collinsville (Credit: Collinsville Police Officer)
Police outside the Exxon Gas Station on South Morrison Drive after an employee was shot during an armed robbery Tuesday (Credit: KMOV)
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A man accused of shooting an Exxon Gas Station employee during an armed robbery in Collinsville on Tuesday night has been charged.
The 36-year-old employee was shot by the suspect after a robbery was announced at the gas station at 810 South Morrison Drive around 10:30 p.m.
Police believe that suspect may be 25-year-old Patrick B. Wilson of Collinsville. He has been charged with attempted first degree murder, armed robbery, aggravated battery with a firearm, and unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. All are felony charges.
After shooting the employee, the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money.
K-9 Officers were called in to assist in the search for the suspect but were initially unable to locate him.
Collinsville Police Department investigators worked through the night into Wednesday trying to locate the suspect. The investigation led them to Wilson and at approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday, he was taken into custody, police said.
The employee is still in the hospital listed in stable condition.
Wilson is being held on a $300,000 bond.
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