Friday, April 14, 2006

Houston, Texas

From of April 14, 2006
Victim Returns Fire, Killing 1 Of 2 Robbers

Surviving Robber Flees

Residents of a southwest Houston apartment complex witnessed a shooting Thursday night after two men robbed a man coming home from work, police told KPRC Local 2.

The robbers approached the man at about 11 p.m. at the Silver Springs Apartments on South Willow Drive at South Post Oak Road and demanded that he hand over all of his money and his car, officers with the Houston Police Department said.

"They made him get on his knees; they pointed the gun to the back of his head, threatened to kill him if he didn't give them the vehicle. He complied and gave them the vehicle," HPD Homicide Detective I.F. Flores Jr. said.

Police said as the robbers were leaving the complex, one of the robbers started shooting at the victim, who then took out his own gun and fired back.

One of the robbers was struck and died at the scene. The surviving robber fled the scene but came back for his friend. That's when the victim, police said, fired at the robber, causing him to wreck his vehicle.

The surviving robber still managed to escape.

The robbery victim was not injured.

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