Brother kills man sister met on internet after attempted robbery during meetup in Westchase, police say

An internet meetup turned deadly Thursday afternoon after a man tried to rob a woman. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A man was killed after Houston police said he tried to rob a woman he met online at her Westchase apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

It happened in the 10900 block of Meadowglen Lane between Walnut Bend and Wilcrest around 1:30 p.m.

Police said the man was talking to the woman online for a period of time when, at some point, she agreed to meet up with him at her apartment.

When the man arrived, he reportedly pulled out a gun and attempted to rob her.

Police said the woman’s brother, who was in another bedroom, heard his sister scream. He then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the suspect.

Both men took the argument outside and that was when the suspect and the brother fired gunshots at each other in the courtyard near the woman’s apartment, police said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both the woman and her brother were detained for questioning.

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