HPD: Store clerk shoots, kills man who assaulted him in northeast Houston

Here's what we know

HOUSTON – A suspect is dead after being shot by a convenience store clerk in northeast Houston Tuesday evening.

Houston police responded to reports of a shooting at 8019 Lavender Street around 7:55 p.m.

Houston police said the 36-year-old suspect entered the store intoxicated and went behind the cash register and assaulted the clerk.

Police said the 23-year-old clerk took out a gun and shot the man multiple times.

The suspect was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the shooting and determine if the clerk will face any charges.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.