Man fights back in attempted robbery, shoots suspect twice

HOUSTON – A suspected robber ended up in the hospital Thursday morning after his victim fought back.

Detectives said a man was walking through The Augusta Apartment Homes parking lot at around 11:45 Wednesday night.

According to investigators, he caught the eye of another man, who walked up and demanded the victim's wallet, cash and cell phone.

Instead of handing over his valuables, the man pulled out a gun and shot the robber twice.

Officers said the suspect then ran to a getaway car that was waiting nearby.

Deputies tracked him down at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, where he was being treated for gunshot wounds.

Investigators said the suspect was in surgery Thursday morning.

The case was referred to a Grand Jury for review, but officers didn't expect the man who pulled the trigger to face charges.