Clerk shoots would-be robber at northwest Harris County convenience store; suspects in custody, HCSO says

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputies with Harris County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a store clerk shot a robbery suspect at a convenience store.

The shooting occurred at the 15000 block of West Road near Highway 6 in northwest Harris County.

Deputies say at around 7:50 a.m., two suspects, one of them armed with a gun, entered the convenience store to attempt to rob the clerk while a third suspect waited outside in a vehicle.

The clerk was armed and shot one of the suspects after a brief struggle, according to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez on Twitter.

The suspects then went next door to a Chick-Fil-A next to the convenience store where they were met with paramedics already in the area.

According to deputies, the suspect that was shot was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in critical but stable condition. The two other suspects are now in custody.

The clerk who shot the suspect is unharmed, according to deputies.

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