HOUSTON, TX — A customer at a taqueria in southwest Houston shot and killed a would-be armed robber, according to a video released by the Houston Police Department. The customer reportedly collected the money taken by the robbery suspect and gave it to the victims before leaving the restaurant.
According to a Fox 26 Houston report, Houston Police Department investigators want to speak to a man seen on surveillance video filming a taqueria robbery at the 6800 block of South Gessner Road. A video released by police investigators shows what the robbery looks like.
The video shows the suspect, who wore a mask to conceal his identity, walking around the restaurant demanding money from customers and pointing what appears to be a gun at many customers. Approaching one of the customers, the man throws money on the floor.
The suspect picks up the money and walks to the back of the store, approaching other customers. While the robber is distracted, the man who threw the money on the floor appears to be taking a concealed pistol from his belt.
As the suspected robber walks past the man, he picks up a pistol and reportedly fires several shots. The robbery suspect’s gun is in his left hand at the time of the shooting.
The suspect falls to the floor and appears motionless for the rest of the film.
The customer then collects the stolen money and returns it to the victims of the robbery, police say.
A robbery victim gets angry when the suspect’s gun turns out to be a fake.
UPDATE: Surveillance photos of a man (and his vehicle) wanted for questioning in connection with the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect last night (January 5).
Do you know the man’s identity? Call HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600. He is not charged at the moment.
— Houston Police (@Houston Police) January 6, 2023
The customers, including the man who shoots the suspected robber, leave the store. When the police arrived, it turned out that the owner and employees were the only people left. Officials said the suspect died at the scene.
No charges have been filed against the man who fired the shots to stop the robbery. Police officers say they want to talk to him about the incident.
Texas law permits the use of deadly force to protect oneself or others from the threat of death or serious injury.
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