Police: Store clerk kills robber during east Houston shootout

HOUSTON – One person was killed and a store clerk was shot several times Thursday during an attempted robbery in east Houston.

Police said that about 9:30 p.m., two armed people entered the Uvalde Tobacco convenience store in the 600 block of Uvalde Road. The clerk noticed the men trying to rob the store, pulled out a gun and shots were exchanged, police said.

The clerk, who was shot several times, killed one of the robbers. The other robber fled, police said.

The clerk was taken to a hospital and was listed in critical condition.

Police released surveillance video of the people believed to be responsible for the robbery.

VIDEO: Surveillance video from Uvalde Road robbery

The identity of the robber who was killed was not immediately released

Anyone with information about the crime should call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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