Houston crime: Chevron store worker expected to survive gunshot in attempted armed robbery in Memorial neighborhood, police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A man entered a Chevron in the Memorial neighborhood on Monday night and, without making any requests, shot a store worker in the face, police said. Fortunately, the employee should survive.

Police released surveillance footage of the incident which occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 8600 block of Memorial Drive. The victim of that incident was one of six people in total who were shot in five separate incidents in the Houston area, all on Monday evening.

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Police said the employee had just returned to the gas station after moving a vehicle to the front of the store. A minute later, the suspect arrived in a black two-door Mercedes Benz.

The suspect, who police described as a beefy black man with a beard, walked over to the counter, pulled out a handgun and, without hesitation, shot the clerk in the face and in his right hand. Surveillance video then shows the man climbing onto the counter and punching the clerk several times.

The shooter attempted to open the cash register without success, police said.

Meanwhile, police said the salesperson stumbled out of the store to try and get help. A driver stopped and reported the incident to the police.

The clerk was rushed to hospital. Family members of the victim told ABC13 he was alert and talking. He is expected to survive.

The suspect remains on the loose, however. Police said he was between 25 and 35 years old, weighed between 230 and 280 pounds and was around 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and beige pants.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the man, please contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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