From the Houston Chronicle of August 21, 2008
NW Harris County store owner fatally shoots robber
Confronted with a pistol and bound with duct tape, the owner of a northwest Harris County store decided not to quietly submit and hope his attacker would show mercy.
The businessman worked himself free, got his own gun and killed the robber in a shootout, sheriff's deputies said.
The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man walked into the cellular phone store in the 12000 block of Veterans Memorial Drive near Antoine, pulled out a gun and tied up the owner, sheriff's detectives said.
"He (the robber) was in the process of trying to disable the surveillance equipment when the owner was able to free himself,'' said Sgt. Ben Beall.
The owner grabbed his own pistol and opened fire. The robber did the same, but was fatally wounded.
"The owner is fine. He was not injured,'' Beall said.
A woman at the store today said the owner did not want to comment on the incident.
Investigators are trying to determine whether the dead man is the same person who held up a number of other cell phone stores in the area recently, Beall said.