A robbery suspect was shot dead by a store worker in the Houston area

The suspect is in hospital in critical condition. Two other suspects were arrested.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A suspect attempting to rob a business in northwest Harris County on Monday was shot by the store clerk, deputies say.

It happened around 9am at a grocery store in the 15000 block of West Road.

Deputies said the clerk told them that three men entered his business wanting to rob him. One of them was allegedly armed with a pistol, the clerk said.

At one point, one of the suspects demanded money. It was then that the clerk drew his own gun and fired several shots, hitting one of the robbers, deputies said.

The three suspects ran out of the store and headed for a nearby Chick-Fil-A where they spotted an ambulance.

The injured suspect was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. At the last check, it is stable. The other two suspects have been arrested.

The suspects’ vehicle was left at the grocery store. It is currently being processed for evidence. The suspect’s weapon was recovered along with the clerk’s.

A grand jury will determine which charges will be filed.

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