Armed store owner robbed, gunned down outside northeast Houston gas station

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A store owner was shot and killed Friday outside a gas station in northeast Houston.

Police said the man, who is part owner of the Gulf gas station on Liberty Road, was leaving the store around 2:30 a.m. with bank deposits. He was getting into his pickup truck when a gunman shot him several times and took the cash, police said.

Police said the 32-year-old store owner had a gun but did not have time to reach it before he was shot several times. Police said the gunman shot the store owner again after he was on the ground.

The victim died at the scene.

Police said a person of interest was taken into custody, but the shooter remains on the loose.

Police are reviewing dash cam video from the victim's truck and surveillance video for clues.

The gunman is described as black with a medium build and short dreadlocks. He was wearing a red and white striped shirt at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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