Jack in the Box teen employee shot after refusing to give attempted robbery suspect money

Monday, May 24, 2021
Jack in the Box worker shot after refusing to give suspect money
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A suspect is wanted for allegedly shooting an 18-year-old in the chest. Thankfully, the teen is currently recovering in the ICU.

CROSBY, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is still on the loose after shooting a teenage employee during an attempted robbery at a Jack in the Box in Crosby early Saturday morning.

Malacheye Simpson, 18, was working the graveyard shift at the fast food restaurant on FM 2100 when an armed robber wearing a hood walked into the building.

"I felt someone come up behind me, and I look back and it's this dude with a hood, and I see his gun and he starts talking crazy, like give me your register," said Simpson.

Simpson said he refused, and that's when a physical fight between the two began. Both Simpson and the suspect ended up outside, where the teen took a bullet to the chest.

Below is an image of the suspect taken from a surveillance camera.

"When I was on the ground bleeding and stuff, I thought that was the end," Simpson told Eyewitness News from his bed in the ICU. "I was trying to focus on breathing, and then I was thinking of all the people I would leave behind if I died."

The bullet damaged his diaphragm, kidney, intestine and colon, but he is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with information on who the suspect is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS, or call the Harris County Sherriff's Office.

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