Restaurant owner shot during robbery

October 8, 2009 2:39:57 PM PDT
Police got into a shootout with a man suspected of shooting a restaurant owner during a robbery. It happened around 10:30am at a Timmy Chan restaurant on Martin Luther King Boulevard. The owner was about to open up shop when someone pulled a gun and demanded money. Police were in the area and say they witnessed the gunman shoot the woman in the leg before running away. Police were chasing the suspect when they heard more gunshots.

Victor Senties with the Houston Police Department said, "Officer, believing the shots were fired towards them and fearing for the safety of the people in the area, one of our officers discharged his weapon at least once."

Police found their suspect hiding in a trash can. Police say he could be charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer, if it is determined he was trying to shoot at police. The restaurant owner is expected to make a full recovery.

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