Armed robber stopped after store clerk open fires

Jennifer Cruz for reports:

Attempted robberies just days apart at two different smoke shops in Houston left the clerks at both businesses firing back at the suspects, resulting in the death of one….

“They pulled in. They made a U-turn and they parked right there and he heard them yelling, ‘Go, go, go,’” the store owner, who did not want to be identified, told a local ABC affiliate.

Four suspects got out of an SUV wearing masks and carrying guns, but the clerk, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, was also toting a 9mm. One of the suspects aimed his gun at the clerk, and the clerk subsequently fired three shots, striking the suspect.

The injured suspect attempted to run away, but collapsed outside near the vehicle. The remaining three suspects got into the getaway car and sped away, leaving their injured comrade behind.

…The injured suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities are hoping that the images captured by the video surveillance system will help to identify the remaining suspects.

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