Two men were in an east Houston jewelry store Thursday afternoon pretending to be customers when a third man burst into the store and stated, “This is a robbery,” Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said.
All three men then pulled out pistols, tied up the store owner’s wife and took her to a back room, Smith said.
As they were trying to tie up the store owner, the 52-year-old took out a handgun from his waistband and fatally shot one of the suspects, Smith said. The store owner then grabbed a shotgun and shot and killed the two other suspects in the ensuring gunbattle, Smith said.
Remember, not all gun violence is bad.
The owner was wounded in the shootout and a fourth suspect, a possible getaway car driver, is still at large.