Clerk Shoots 2 Robbery Suspects, Kills 1
Updated: Tuesday, 08 Dec 2009, 5:24 PM CST
Published : Monday, 07 Dec 2009, 9:31 PM CST
HOUSTON - Customers are applauding the efforts of a store manager who defended himself during an armed robbery attempt.
Harris County Sheriff's deputies say the manager fatally shot one suspect, 18-year-old Kevin Drayton, and injured another at approximately 7 p.m. Monday at the $1.00 Dry Cleaner on Kuykendahl Road at Louetta Road in northwest Harris County.
Investigators say the manager saw two masked men approach his store. The manager later told deputies that when the men entered the store, he saw them start to reach for something in their waists and that is when he opened fire with a weapon. One suspect died at the scene, and the second was able to escape.
"I think he did his job. I mean, he defended himself. He's supposed to do that," said customer Daniel Curtusan on Tuesday morning. "They awfully nice, and always did a good job for me. I just feel sorry for what they've been going through."
Deputies say they have notified hospitals to be watching for the suspect if he seeks medical attention, but no one reported treating the suspect overnight. The manager of the dry cleaning store was not injured.