Police: Man shoots robber to death in self-defence

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor , Ashlynn Turner - Content Editor

HOUSTON - A man was shot to death Wednesday at an apartment complex after attempting to rob another man, police said.

According to police, a man was sitting in the courtyard of the Woods on Lamonte apartment complex around 1 a.m. when a 22-year-old man walked up to him, pointed a gun in his face and demanded him to hand over his wallet.

The man refused, and a physical altercation began, according to police.

During the struggle, the man got the robber's gun away from him and shot him in the stomach in self-defense, police said.

The 22-year-old attempted robber died at the scene, police said.

According to police, the case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

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