Man shot seven times in armed robbery at fast food restaurant in southwest Houston, police say
This happened on May 28 at around 8:50 p.m. at a fast food restaurant in the 3100 block of Fountain View.
According to Houston police, the man entered the restaurant to take a shirt from his trunk. He said that was when a man with a gun approached him and attempted to rob him.
Police said the victim had gone to get his own pistol to defend himself when the suspect started shooting him. The victim received a total of seven bullets, investigators said, and was shot in the chest, both legs and hand.
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He was able to get back into his car and go get help.
“The complainant survived his injuries and was released from the hospital two days after being shot seven times,” police said in a statement.
Police say the victim may have shot the suspect during the encounter and detectives believe the suspect may have been shot as well. However, they said the suspect did not show up at any local hospital.
In a video released by HPD on Monday, the suspect was seen running away in a small white SUV.
He is described as a black man measuring around 5 feet 8 inches or 5 feet 10 inches with a lean build. He was seen wearing all-black clothing.
During the investigation, police said the cartridge cases recovered from the suspect’s gun were linked to an aggravated theft that occurred on May 7 in Midtown in Travis’s 2700 block.
In this case, the victims had just got out of their car and were also approached by an armed man who tried to rob them. These victims were able to escape when the suspect shot them.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston directly to pay by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at www.crime-stoppers.org.
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