Jewelry store employee fires at suspects after smash-and-grab attempt at Katy Mills Mall, police say

The robbery suspects are still on the run, according to police
The robbery suspects are still on the run, according to police

HOUSTON – Authorities are investigating after a shooting at Katy Mills Mall Friday night.

Katy police responded to reports of a shooting at the mall around 7 p.m.

Authorities said two men walked inside a jewelry store with a nail gun and smashed a display case.

Police said an employee at the jewelry store pulled out a gun and fired three shots.

Authorities said no one in the mall was injured, but it’s not clear if any of the suspects were shot.

“It was a little crazy and wild. Really couldn’t believe that it would happen somewhere in this area. That normally doesn’t happen here,” shopper April Wright said.

The attempted robbers fled the scene in a white-colored vehicle that was waiting outside of the mall, according to police.

“It’s pretty scary, you know when you have your family here and this stuff happens. We don’t really know anything about it. Thank God we missed it,” shopper Emanuel Morga said.

Police say all of the items taken during the attempted smash-and-grab were recovered at the scene.

Police are still searching for the suspects and are working on leads that are coming in.


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