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Clerk kills man who broke into store in northeast Houston
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A lone clerk working the graveyard shift at a northeast Houston gas station killed a man who had broken into his locked store early Wednesday morning.

The clerk was behind the counter and watched as two men pried open the deadbolted front doors to the store and walked toward the counter around 2 a.m. A third suspect was spotted standing outside the business with the two men, and investigators said a fourth was waiting in a nearby car.

As the two approached the counter, they started making hand signals toward the clerk, according to Houston police detective Thomas Simmons. That’s when the clerk pulled a gun and fired off four rounds, striking at least one of the men.

That man was pronounced dead on scene, while the three others escaped.

Moments after the gunfire, police found a man with a gunshot wound knocking on doors in a nearby neighborhood. Simmons did not confirm whether that person was the other suspect from inside the store.

He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in an unknown condition.

Simmons said the clerk was shaken up and feared for his life. It is unclear if he will face any charges.

Happy ending for the clerk. Should get a free NRA membership
Posted by Buck at 5/6/2020 2:01:46 PM

The door was locked for a reason!! I don't like killing; however; if someone breaks in it's not to have a cup of coffee with you!!
Posted by Linda at 5/7/2020 10:00:56 AM

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