Woman shot during ATM robbery in NW Harris County

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Sunday, July 4, 2021
Woman shot during NW Harris Co. ATM robbery
The victim's husband was depositing money when a gunman approached them. He opened fire when she tried to get someone's attention for help, deputies said.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman was critically injured Saturday night after an armed robber opened fire during an ATM holdup in northwest Harris County.

It happened around 11 p.m. on Veterans Memorial near Antoine.

The victim's husband was depositing money at an ATM when a vehicle pulled up and blocked their way, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. A man got out of the car, pointed at gun at the couple and told the man to pull money from the machine.

As the husband was complying, the woman tried to get someone's attention by honking the car horn, investigators said. That's when the gunman shot the woman multiple times.

She was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. Her husband was not injured.

The suspect was described as a 30-year-old Hispanic man with slicked back hair and a goatee. He got away in a white Nissan car.

If you know any details about the shooter, call the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers.