Security guard shoots suspected purse snatcher

A guard at a north side game room wounds a purse snatcher overnight.

January 19, 2012 9:31:05 AM PST
A security guard shot a man trying to get away with a woman's purse in northwest Houston overnight.

It happened right outside the Beltway at the Maverick game room on Cypress Creek Parkway around 1am. The security guard spotted the purse snatcher and approached him before he could leave, but when the man began to fight back, the security guard shot the suspect three times in the leg.

The suspect was transported to the hospital and is listed as stable.