Man killed during robbery attempt and wild shootout scene at SW Houston gas station

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Thursday, May 26, 2022
Man killed during wild robbery attempt and shootout in SW Houston
One man was fatally hit by a car as a woman, who wasn't involved, tried to get out of the line of gunfire in the gas station parking lot.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are investigating a wild scene involving a death at a gas station in southwest Houston.

The shooting was initially reported just after 3 p.m. Thursday in the 3900 block of Fondren.

Police say a man was selling hair extensions to a customer at the Chevron gas station. During that transaction, a suspect approached the man and tried to rob him.

That's when, according to police, the first man grabbed his own gun and a shootout ensued.

As the shootout began, police say the suspect made a run for it.

"The suspect ran through the parking lot. There was a female that was in her car, and I believe she had a child in the car," said HPD Lt. Larry Crowson. "She was extremely scared. She accelerated at a high rate of speed to get out of the parking lot and avoid the shootout. She struck the suspect, and he's under the car here behind me."

That suspect was run over and died at the scene. As for the victim, he was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where officials say his injuries are not life-threatening, and he should make a full recovery.

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