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Police release photo of alleged BB gun bandit at Meadowview Starbucks

Demarcus Knowles
Demarcus Knowles Sacramento police

Sacramento police released the name and photo Thursday of the man they said took money from a counter tip jar and then shot a customer trying to stop him.

Police said the man is 23-year-old Demarcus Knowles. He was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

Knowles is suspected of shooting the customer in the ear with a BB gun about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Starbucks at 1461 Meadowview Road. The customer tried to intervene when Knowles helped himself to tip jar money, police said.

Knowles fled but was later arrested by Sacramento police who quickly arrived at the scene. The injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment of his wound.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews