Ernesto Flores IV told police he went to the Family Dollar on East Main Street to rob the place, but when he arrived he had a change of heart and left.
Police were called to the area Saturday night in reference to shots fired. When police arrived at the store they didn't see the suspect. However, dispatch had received a description of the suspect and a possible location.
Flores was located at a home on the 800 block of First Street. When police received permission to search the home they observed clothing and a ski mask on Flores' bed. Initially, they did not find the shotgun allegedly used in the crime until Flores showed police a hidden compartment under the home, according to the police report.
Flores was transported to the Jim Wells County jail. He was charged with prohibited weapon and aggravated robbery.