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Alleged purse snatcher shoots woman in chest in NW Houston

HOUSTON – A woman was shot in the chest and robbed of her purse on May 13 around 11:20 p.m. at the intersection of Easton Commons and Sunbury Lane, and police are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the man responsible for the act.

Police said the woman had just deposited her paycheck at a nearby ATM and was walking home when the man approached her, pulled out a handgun and demanded her purse. After a brief struggle, the man gained control of the purse and shot the woman in the chest.

According to police, the man then got into a white, four-door vehicle on the passenger side and the vehicle left the scene, going in an unknown direction.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online here. Tips may also be sent via our mobile app (Crime Stoppers Houston) or via text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.