Man shot while allegedly attempting to rob Kroger's released from the hospital

By WEEK Reporter

Man shot while allegedly attempting to rob Kroger's released from the hospital

April 5, 2013 Updated Apr 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- The suspect in an attempted armed robbery of a Kroger's store in Normal was arrested Friday after being released from a local hospital.

Jason Reeves, 35, is connected to three separate robberies of the Kroger's store on 1550 E. College Avenue.

Reeves suffered gunshot wounds during the attempted armed robbery of the business.

Authorities say that Andrew Smith, an off-duty Chenoa police officer, was working as a security guard at the Kroger store during the incident.

Smith confronted Reeves who produced what appeared to be a handgun but was later determined to be an air pistol. Smith engaged Reeves with a handgun and later fired and hit the suspect multiple times.