2 robbery suspects dead and 2 others arrested after shootout with troopers in Cinco Ranch

Two robbery suspects are dead and two more are in custody after getting into a shootout with troopers in Cinco Ranch.

Authorities say it all started around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday when the group of suspects robbed a Walgreens while employees were inside the store at Westheimer Parkway near S. Mason Road.

The chase ended with a shootout at the Aston at Cinco Ranch Apartments and Townhomes, where two of the suspects were killed.

DPS Sgt. Stephen Woodward said the two suspects who were arrested are 21 years old.



No members of law enforcement were shot, but a trooper had a minor injury from broken glass.

Investigators told ABC13 that the suspects are responsible for at least eight robberies.

"This is a violent crew that has been on a crime spree for the last two weeks or so," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. "We believe they were just going to continue to do this."

The robbery crew had been under surveillance by a joint gang task force involving DPS and the Harris County Sheriff's Office.



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