TSU student shoots would-be robber

June 30, 2009 5:16:11 PM PDT
A high school student was shot after a confrontation at a METRO bus stop. It happened right outside Texas Southern University at the METRO stop on Cleburne and Tierwester. Houston police spent most of the day collecting evidence at the crime scene. While the investigation is wrapped, there are still many unanswered questions surrounding this case.

At what is a typically quiet bus stop near the Texas Southern University campus, police say a 19-year-old TSU student, waiting for the bus turned the tables on three would-be robbers who investigators later identified as Yates High School students.

HPD Sgt. Will Gonzales said, "One of the males demanded money and his cell phone and a struggle happened here in the street in front of the bus stop."

Police say when one of the suspects pulled out a gun from his waistband, the TSU student wrestled it away from him and during the struggle the gun went off.

"Not sure whether it was accidentally or intentionally, but the gun goes off and one of the other suspects is shot in the neck," explained Sgt. Gonzales.

A passerby administered CPR to the injured would-be robber, who was then rushed to Ben Taub Hospital.

Witness Briell Collins said, "The guy that was supposed to shoot the victim, he doesn't look like he's from around here at all."

Meantime, investigators plan on sticking the two suspects they arrested in line-ups to see if they're connected to other unsolved robberies in the area. Police say drugs belonging to one of them were found in the street.

The two suspects now in police custody are facing aggravated robbery charges.

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