Woman fights back, shoots robber in Crosby

CROSBY, Texas - Sheriff's deputies said a would-be robbery victim shot the man who was attempting to steal her purse at a gas station in Crosby.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says a woman was sitting in the driver's seat of her vehicle at the Exxon station on FM 2100 before 6 p.m. Friday. Deputies say a male suspect got into the passenger side of her vehicle, pulled a knife and demanded her money and purse.

According to the Sheriff's Office, she kept calm and told him she would get the cash. Instead deputies say she grabbed her concealed carry weapon from her side and shot the suspect in the left shoulder.

Deputies said he took off running, but collapsed about half a mile away. The suspect was taken by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

The Sheriff's Office said the suspect is expected to recover and that he will be charged with aggravated robbery.

The case will be sent to a grand jury to determine if the woman will be charged.

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