HPD: Witnesses shoot robbery suspect

Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:45:11 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 11 2013 06:34:24 PM CST
HOUSTON -

Two witnesses opened fire on a man after a robbery in southeast Houston, investigators said.

Houston police said the shooting happened on Wichita Street and Live Oak Street about 9 p.m. Thursday.  When they arrived at the scene, officers said they found a man who had been shot once.

Detectives said that man, Christopher Lamont Hutchins, tried to rob Kevin Dorsey along the side of the street. 

"I got in my Mustang, started it and was getting ready to close the door when a guy walks up on me with ski mask, glove," Dorsey said. "He put a gun to me and is like, 'Give it up.'"

Dorsey said he complied.

"I proceed to give him my wallet, my phone, phone charger, bracelet," Dorsey said.

Dorsey said two men he considers angels then appeared.

"As soon as they pass me, they see the guy has a gun to me," he said. "They stopped right there. The guys in the gray Mercedes asked me, 'Did you just get jacked?' I said yes. Immediately, they started shooting at the suspect."

Hutchins was wounded in the abdomen. Investigators said he tried to run away and ended up being bitten by a dog. He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital in serious but stable condition. He is expected to survive and has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

"Those two guys that stopped in this Mercedes might just seem like random people to you, but they're angels to me," Dorsey said.

Neither the victim nor the witnesses were injured.