Family to host vigil for slain tire shop owner in SW Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Family and friends will gather to remember a bystander who was killed while trying to stop another crime at a southside gas station.

A vigil will be held at Garcia's Tires & Wheels in Houston to pay respects to Bobby Garcia, who died Monday while trying to intervene in an attempted robbery.

Police said three armed suspects confronted a Shell gas station owner who was unloading merchandise at the business in the 13000 block of Almeda.

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That is when Garcia tried to stop the suspects. Police say the suspects shot Garcia twice. He died at a nearby hospital.

The store owner, meantime, was grazed by a bullet but was okay.

Investigators are looking for the suspects, who were seen driving away in a light blue or gray four-door Chrysler 200.

Garcia's family says he will be remembered as a generous person.

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