GOOD: Pawn Shop Owner Shoots Robber - Houston, TX
HPD: Pawn-shop owner shoots robbery suspect (w/video) | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Good on the business owner.
A robbery suspect is in critical condition at a hospital after he was shot by a pawn shop manager during an attempted hold-up, Houston police said.
The 17-year-old and two other masked men were holding pistols and rifles shortly before noon Wednesday when they forced their way into Mason's Pawn Shop on Cullen near Bellfort, police said.
"They immediately started yelling for everybody to get on the ground," said Houston Police Sgt. Brian Harris.
The teenager jumped over the counter and threatened to kill everyone inside the store, police said.
"The manager was able to pull a pistol and shoot the man," Harris said.
The teenager was struck in the neck. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital and is now facing a charge of aggravated robbery, police said.
The two other robbers, who also were wearing ski masks, fled in a blue Chevrolet pickup with chrome wheels, police said.
They are 18-to-25 years old. One was wearing a dark-colored T-shirt while the other wore a white T-shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 (TIPS).