Man Killed By Texas Authorities Identified As Suspect In Edmond Robbery


Friday, April 22nd 2016, 12:31 pm
By: News 9


Edmond police have identified a man shot and killed by Texas authorities, as the suspect who robbed a Hallmark store back in February.

According to police, on February 3, the Hallmark at Danforth and Kelly was robbed by a man with a gun. He came inside the store 30 minutes before closing and pointed a gun at the workers. He then ordered them into the back of the store in a storage area where they locked themselves inside and called police.

Edmond police learned this week that David Watson, 53, was most likely the suspect in the Hallmark robbery. Law enforcement officers in the Fort Worth area have been investigating multiple armed robberies and obtained an arrest warrant for Watson earlier this month.  On February 12, as the North Texas Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve the warrant, authorities said Watson pulled out a handgun. That’s when task force officers responded, killing Watson. 

This week, Edmond detectives said they took a picture of Watson in a photo lineup to the victims in the Hallmark armed robbery in Edmond. Both victims were able to positively identify Watson as the suspect.

Edmond police said they are working with law enforcement in Texas as they continue their investigation into accomplices and may possibly be presenting charges on a potential accomplice in Edmond’s Hallmark armed robbery case in the near future.