Owner fatally shoots armed robber at cell phone store on south side

An owner fatally shot an armed robber at a cell phone store on Houston's south side (Jessica Willey)

November 15, 2012 4:31:21 AM PST
A suspect is dead after a cell phone store owner shot him during an attempted robbery.

Houston police say shortly after 6pm Wednesday, the suspect entered the Criket store on South Loop West near Almeda and displayed a gun. The owner came from the back with his own gun and shot the suspect at least twice. The suspect then fled to a getaway vehicle.

The suspected getaway driver took the injured suspect to a hospital, where he died.

The driver, who police say was waiting outside the hospital in a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used in the robbery, was arrested. No word yet on what charges he may face.

Police say there were no customers in the store at the time of the incident.