A man’s plan for a quick grab and a fast getaway turned into a trip to a hospital — most likely followed by jail.
On Monday night in Houston, a wheelchair-bound veteran at a METRO station was waiting for a ride.
Then came an attempt to take his backpack, according to KTRK-TV.
“He fired multiple shots, striking the suspect,” Houston police Lt. J.P. Horelica sai.
“The suspect ran several hundred yards, where he collapsed and was picked up by the Houston Fire Department and treated,” he said.
The would-be robber is hospitalized and is likely to face charges once he is discharged, KTRK reported.
Teenager tried to rob a wheelchair-bound veteran in downtown Houston and got multiple gunshot wounds instead, police say https://t.co/b0meSpdfwY
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The veteran cooperated with police, according to KRIV. Neither the name of the suspect or the victim was released by police.
At about 1 p.m., a man pulled up at Elite Eats and asked what the truck served. Keshondra Howard Turner, whose family owns the food truck, showed the man, who pulled a gun and got out of his vehicle.
Turned slammed the truck window shut, but the man forced it open. His gun jammed. Turner’s did not.
The man was later pronounced dead at the scene. Turner is licensed to carry a gun.
Turner’s son said his mother had no choice.
“My momma is a great person, you know? Good-hearted, looking out for everybody. She’d give the shirt off her back,” Derick Howard said.
Police say this southwest Houston grandmother was cooking in her food truck this afternoon when a man pulled up with a gun demanding cash. They say she grabbed her gun and killed the suspect in self defense. #KHOU11 https://t.co/wMeiKInvse pic.twitter.com/sN99YsZUvw
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Family members said the food truck has been operating in the same location for three years with no problems.
“She’s a Godly woman, that’s why the gun jammed because God jammed it,” Howard said of his mother.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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