Motel clerk shoots robbery suspect in east Harris County

The clerk at an east Harris County motel shot a would-be robber.

December 21, 2012 3:12:22 AM PST
The clerk at a motel off the East Freeway turned the tables on a would-be robber.

It was just before midnight when that armed robber walked into the Interstate Motor Lodge off the East Freeway near Uvalde. But the clerk at the motel had his own gun and shot the armed robber. The suspect then tried to run away, leaving a blood trail.

The suspect has not been caught yet. Police say they are waiting for him to show up at a hospital for treatment.

As for the clerk, police haven't said if he'll face charges.