Shooter killed by security guard at apartment complex in northeast Houston

Security guard finds men in shootout, kills one gunman
Security guard finds men in shootout, kills one gunman

HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating after they said a security guard shot and killed a man who opened fire near an apartment complex in northeast Houston.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting around 3 p.m. at the Crofton Place Apartments on Crofton Street near Tidwell Road east of the Eastex Freeway.

HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said an apartment security guard heard a shooting happen in the street near the complex and went to investigate.

That is when the security guard said he saw one man driving a vehicle and shooting at another man who was trying to escape on foot, police said.

Police said the security guard tried to intervene and stop the man in the vehicle, and that is when he shot at the driver multiple times. That gunman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Crowson said investigators are talking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance video and will speak with the District Attorney’s Office to determine if the security guard will face any charges.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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