HOUSTON, Texas – A man in Houston is dead after trying to come to the aid of a store clerk fighting with a robber at a convenience store in Houston, police said.
The deadly shooting happened at a convenience store on Bissonnet Street and Fondren Road just after 4 a.m. Sunday, police said.
According to investigators, an unknown Hispanic male entered the convenience store while the clerk was outside the secured booth. The male demanded that the clerk open the booth and an altercation ensued. The victim, who sometimes cleaned up at the store, attempted to intervene and was fatally shot. The suspect fled the scene, police said.
This surveillance video shows you the scuffle right before the deadly shooting inside a convenience store in the 7200 block of Bissonnet. A gunman is wrestling with the store clerk. A man tries to stop it and is shot. The gunman is at large. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/MOwv99UcsV— Taisha Walker (@KPRC2Taisha) January 12, 2020
The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to investigators. The store clerk suffered minor injuries during the altercation. The clerk told KPRC2 that he’s saddened by the man’s death but at the same time grateful he came to the clerk’s aid.
“He did save my life but I can’t thank him enough you know,” said the unidentified clerk. “I’m really glad that he helped me (but) he got shot. I feel bad for him at the same time.”
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting. They said they found his cell phone at the store.
The unknown Hispanic male is described only as young-looking and wearing a gray-colored hoodie, dark pants ripped at the knee and white tennis shoes, according to police.
Anyone with information on this case or the identity of the person of person interest is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.