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March 9, 2007, 12:36AM
Guard shot in face out of hospital
Accused shooter is improving after he shot self
By DALE LEZON
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
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A private security guard shot in the face Wednesday just outside Sharpstown Center was released from the hospital Thursday. His accused attacker, a fellow guard at the mall, was doing better, hospital officials said.
Police were still investigating and no arrest had been made by late Thursday.
Robert Davis, 57, was doing fine, said his son, Macharia Davis, 31. He was shot in the chin and the bullet exited his shoulder. "He's lucky, very lucky," Macharia Davis said.
Houston police said Jordan Daniel Landry, 23, shot Davis with a semi-automatic handgun during an altercation in the mall parking lot while Davis was on duty. Both are guards with Weiser Security Services.
Landry, police said, then drove from the mall in a black Isuzu Rodeo and shot himself in the head.
Both men were taken to Ben Taub General Hospital. By late Thursday, Landry's condition had been upgraded to fair, from critical.
The shooting appeared to have been sparked by his father's promotion and Landry's demotion, Macharia Davis said.
Weiser did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Davis said his father knew Landry only as a co-worker and did not socialize with him.
Robert Davis' younger son, Sharrukin Davis, 29, said he had also worked as a guard for Weiser and had known Landry when the two worked together at a grocery supply store.
Robert Davis doesn't want to press charges, Macharia Davis said. "He thought the person had already suffered enough," he said. "He had shot himself."
Landry enlisted in the Army in February 2006 but is no longer in the military, Army officials said.