Elderly man shot while trying to fight off would-be robber on Houston's south side

HOUSTON

The victim was held at gunpoint at South Acres and Leitrim Way. Police say the 80-year-old man tried to fight the would-be robber, but was shot in the leg. The suspect got away and remains on the run.

The victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the suspect did not take anything.

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