Thursday, May 4, 2006

Houston, Texas

From Houston’s KTRK of May 4, 2006
Man tries to rob friends while playing video games

The tables turned on a north Houston man who tried to rob his own friends.

Authorities say early Thursday morning the man found a gun inside his friend's apartment on Greens Parkway and held him and his guests at gunpoint. Two of the victims handed over their belongings, but the suspect dropped the gun.

The resident of the apartment then grabbed the gun and shot the suspect in the leg. The resident's girlfriend says it all started over a video game.

Tanelle Chase told Eyewitness News, "I was in the shower. My baby was asleep. He came in and he acted like he wanted to play the game or something. He picked up the gun and tried to rob them."

The suspect was taken to the hospital and he'll be charged with aggravated robbery. Police say the resident fired in self-defense. No one else was hurt.

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