Man shot while attempting to break into bingo hall

A security guard shoots a man who broke into the place with a hammer.

August 23, 2010 7:06:36 AM PDT
A man was shot at a bingo hall in northeast Harris County. It happened last night on FM 1960 near Aldine Westfield. Deputies say the man walked up to the door and smashed the door with a hammer. A security guard fearing the safety of the customers and his own life shot at him.

"There was one shot, but it was so close because as the hammer was coming up and he hit the door it was like bam, bam," said an eyewitness.

Deputies say the man was only grazed and treated at the scene. They say he also smashed the door of a liquor store in the same shopping center.


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