Man accused of selling stolen auto parts shot in northwest Houston, police say

HOUSTON – A man accused of stealing trucks’ tailgates and trying to sell them was shot in northwest Houston Monday, police said.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 7900 block of Amelia Road near Wirt Road in the Spring Branch East area, authorities said.

According to Lt. Christopher Bruce with the Houston Police Department, police were initially called out to the 2000 block of Wirt Road where they found a man with a gunshot wound.

After further investigation, they were able to determine the shooting happened on Amelia, during a transaction where the victim was trying to sell a stolen tailgate, Bruce said.

According to Bruce, the victim was selling tailgates online and met with the prospective buyers at the location on Amelia. Bruce said the victim was working the sale when someone opened fire on the seller and buyers.

Bruce said police recovered one tailgate, which seems to match the description given by a person who approached police about a stolen tailgate during their investigation.

According to Bruce, investigators are still working to determine how the shooter is connected to the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. Bruce said the prospective buyers are cooperating with the investigation.

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