Authorities planned to charge him with aggravated robbery, Duncanville police spokesman Doug Sisk said.
The robbery occurred about 2 a.m. Tuesday at the 7-Eleven at U.S. Highway 67 and Cockrell Hill Road, police said. A gunman demanded money from an employee, who was shot in the thigh after refusing to hand it over.
The employee was taken to Methodist Charlton Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Lewis ran for 5,264 yards as a running back at Texas A&M from 1987 to 1990, and he was an All-America selection in 1990. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears and played just over two seasons.
Lewis was a senior my freshman year. Dude was an incredible running back. He wasn't very big, but it seemed like he could always fall forward for two or three more yards when he was tackled.
He tested positive for cocaine at the NFL combines, fell way down in the draft, and has been pretty much a useless human being ever since. Actually, I read an interview with him in the last year or two that led me to believe that he had finally gotten his shite together.
Just plain sad for a kid from that part of Dallas (played at Dallas Carter) to have the talent to be a rich MFer and maybe do something for those around him and just waste it.