Suspect killed in attempted robbery in Willis identified

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The scene of a deadly attempted robbery in Willis.

Willis Police Officials say the suspect killed in the attempted robbery of the Brinks truck at Chase Bank in Willis on Nov. 19 was 27-year-old Javahnte Jawun Parker of Houston.  Police Officials say Parker did have a criminal history.  He was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of the suspect vehicle wearing a mask over his face and black gloves, with the hood of his hoodie pulled up over his head.

Meantime, law enforcement continues to search for the second suspect.

The black Toyota car at the scene that was used by the alleged robbers was registered to Parker, but was displaying license plates from a different vehicle that is registered to someone else to conceal the true owner’s identity.

The scene of a deadly attempted robbery in Willis.

Officers and staff from the various agencies participating in the investigation are continuing to obtain and review video and other evidence, and pursue leads, including those developed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s K9 tracking team.  The vehicle is being processed for evidence, and the forensic examination of Parker is being conducted today. 

Law enforcement looks for second suspect in deadly attempted robbery.

Willis Police Chief James Nowak said they are investigating whether Parker and the other suspect have any connection to some other armored car robberies.

Original Story-Nov. 19:

Willis Police are looking for a second suspect involved in the attempted robbery of a Brinks Armored car at the Chase Bank at the Kroger’s Marketplace at I-45 and FM 1097 at around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 19.

Willis Police Officials say the other suspect was shot and killed.

“We arrived on scene to find the medics treating one gunshot victim. What we determined is that the gun shot victim and another suspect allegedly attempted to rob the Brinks Security guard as he was working the ATM, “ Willis Police Chief James Nowak said. They approached him with a handgun, he fired at them, multiple shots. The suspects, one ran back to the car, the other ran south toward I-45. That one suspect that was shot has been pronounced dead at the scene. The other suspect, we’re looking for, we have a perimeter in place.”

Nowak described the second male suspect as slender and he’s in dark clothes.

“We’re being assisted by the FBI, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Houston Police Department, District Attorney’s Office and other agencies,” Nowak said.

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