Houston, Texas

From the Houston Chronicle of May 28, 2007

Man fatally shot by bar owner in alleged robbery attempt

A man was fatally shot by the owner of a north Houston business he was allegedly attempting to rob Sunday night. Police were called to the 5800 block of Fulton around 10:30 p.m. and discovered the body of a man, dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. An automatic weapon was nearby.

The owner of the bar told police that he confronted the man, who he believed to be a burglar, and the two exchanged gunfire. Witnesses told police that four shots were fired, said HPD Homicide Sgt. Ramiro Lozano. The owner of the business was not injured and the incident remains under investigation.

From Click2Houston of May 28, 2007

Police: Bar Owner Shoots, Kills Robber

A man suspected of trying to break into a north Houston bar was shot and killed by the bar owner, police told KPRC Local 2 Monday.

Investigators said a man armed with an automatic handgun tried to break into Trappers Sports Bar, located on Fulton Street, at about 10:30 p.m. when the owner spotted him outside and opened fire.

The robbery suspect died at the scene from multiple gunshots. The owner was not injured. He was taken into custody for questioning.


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