Tire shop owner shot to death at SW Houston gas station
HOUSTON – One person is dead after a shooting at a gas station on Monday, police said.
Houston homicide investigators said Bobby Garcia shot in the 13000 block of Almeda Road around 2 p.m.
A witness said Garcia was the owner of a tire shop next door to the gas station and was a frequent customer at the store.
Garcia's wife said he was the father of two boys, ages 10 and 11.
The owner of the gas station pulled up at the store and began unloading items from his trunk, police said. When the owner went inside to drop some item off, he left the trunk open, according to the Houston Police Department.
Two men in hoodies got out of a light blue or silver Chrysler 200, according to HPD. One of the men started going through the trunk while the other suspect acted as a lookout and a third suspect remained in the vehicle, according to HPD.
Garcia was inside the store and saw the men stealing from the trunk. HPD said Garcia then attempted to stop the thieves, but was shot twice during the altercation. Police said the men left the scene in the Chrysler.
Garcia died at the hospital, according to police.
The store owner was grazed by a bullet during the situation as well. He was also taken to the hospital.
Police said they do have surveillance video. HPD is hoping to release an image of the getaway vehicle as soon as possible.
KPRC will provide updates when they become available.
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