HOUSTON (KTRK) --A quick stop at the Texaco at W. Tidwell and W. TC Jester turned into much more for Almikshea Moore late Monday night. He left his Chevy Blazer running while he ran into the store. As he was walked out, a man hopped behind the wheel.
"I'm pretty sure he wasn't expecting any of that at all," said store manager Johnny Kim.
Moore pulled a pistol on the crook, who tried to drive off but pulled forward and hit a cement post instead. He got out and ran. And Moore ran after him. Police say the two shot at one another. Both were hit.
"My customer was lying on the ground on the side. I saw him bleeding on the leg. The other guy was on the other side of the parking lot," Kim said.
"We just heard a lot of shots," said Barbara Dean. "I was in the kitchen. My daughter was in the living room. She and I were talking. And she says, 'Mom, get down, somebody's shooting.'"
Barbara Dean lives across the street from where it happened.
"We could actually hear it hitting things in the back yard," she said.
She tells Eyewitness News her entire family was scared.
"It was really frightening because bullets don't have no name on them, and it goes anywhere."
HPD says both men have multiple gunshot wounds. Almikshae Moore is in stable condition. No word on the suspect's condition.
Police have not released the suspect's identity because he has not been charged.