Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot at Repair Shop
Updated: Thursday, 10 Dec 2009, 9:27 AM CST
Published : Thursday, 10 Dec 2009, 7:02 AM CST
HOUSTON - A would-be robber is shot to death by a tire store owner in north Houston, and officers are searching for three suspects who got away.
The shooting took place after 8 p.m. Wednesday at the 11100 block of Bauman Road.
Police say four men tried to stage a robbery at the El Mante Tire Shop at the 11000 block of Bauman Road at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The store owner, who has a license to carry a concealed handgun, drew his weapon and started shooting.
One robbery suspect died in the shop, but three others escaped in a black Mercury Mountaineer with chrome rims. They were also able to steal some property, but police would not say what was stolen.
Houston Police Department homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.
The store owner made a brief visit to his shop early on Thursday morning, but told FOX 26 News that he would not comment on the shooting.