HOUSTON, Texas — A customer at a southwest Houston taqueria shot and killed a suspected gunman, according to video released by the Houston Police Department. The customer reportedly collected the money stolen from the robbery suspect and redistributed it to the victims before exiting the restaurant.
According to a report by Fox 26 Houston, Houston Police Department investigators want to speak to a man featured in security video filming a robbery at a taqueria on the 6800 block of South Gessner Road. Video released by police investigators shows a robbery in progress.
Video shows the suspect, wearing a mask to hide his identity, walking through the restaurant demanding money from customers and aiming at several customers with what appears to be a pistol. Approaching one of the customers, the man throws his money on the ground.
The suspect picks up the money and heads to the back of the store to approach other customers. While the robber is distracted, the man who threw his money on the ground appears to be removing a concealed pistol from his waist.
As the suspected robber walked past the man, he raised his pistol and reportedly fired multiple shots. The gun from the alleged robbery is in his left hand at the time of the shooting.
The suspect falls to the ground and appears motionless for the rest of the video.
The customer then collects the stolen money and returns it to the robbery victims, police say.
The robbery victim gets angry when he appears to discover that the suspect’s gun is fake.
UPDATE: Surveillance photos of the man (and his vehicle) who were due to be questioned in this deadly shooting of a robbery suspect last night (January 5).
Do you know the man’s ID? Call HPD Homicide 713-308-3600. He is not currently charged.
— Houston Police Department (@houstonpolice) January 6, 2023
The customers, including the man who is seen shooting at the alleged robber, leave the store. When police arrived, they found the owner and workers were the only people remaining. 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 want to talk to him about the incident.
Texas law permits the use of deadly force to protect yourself or others from a threat of death or serious bodily harm.
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