(HOUSTON) — A military veteran with a concealed handgun license came to the rescue and exchanged gunfire with two alleged robbers Thursday in northeast Harris County, killing one of them.
It all happened shortly after noon on Wallisville Road near Beltway 8. According to investigators, the two men attempted to rob a Game Stop store when they were stopped by the 28-year-old U.S. Marine.
The Marine was eating at a restaurant next door when he saw two men pull up to the Game Stop wearing hoodies and bandanas. He yelled for someone to dial 911, and then he grabbed his concealed weapon out of his truck.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, that’s when one of the suspects pointed a gun at him.
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One of the suspects was fatally shot. The second suspect got away but was found later and taken into custody.
Three Galena Park ISD schools were temporarily locked down as a precaution while deputies searched for the second suspect.
The Marine, who has done two tours of duty overseas, was not injured.