2 would-be robbers shot, killed at northwest Harris County apartment complex, officials say


HOUSTON – Two would-be robbers were shot and killed Saturday while trying to get into a northwest Harris County apartment complex, deputies said.

Harris County deputies said just a little after 4 p.m., they received a call of a shooting at the Landmark at Spring Cypress Apartments. 

When deputies arrived, officials said they found one person shot dead and another wounded. The wounded suspect was taken to a hospital in The Woodlands, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators then talked to the alleged shooter, who told them that he was among four occupants living at one of the apartment units on the third floor, deputies said.

Investigators said the shooter told them the suspects were trying to rob him. Investigators are still trying to determine whether this was a case of self-defense. 

The scene is under investigation and deputies are asking anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s office.