Saturday, April 4, 2009

Texas: Shotgun-toting robbery suspect shot and killed by business owner

Atascosa County, Texas

From WOAI of April 2, 2009
Shotgun-toting robbery suspect shot and killed by business owner

A business owner shot and killed a suspected robber near Poteet according to deputies.

The Atascosa Co. Sheriff’s investigators say around midnight two robbers burst into Larry's Game Room on Hwy 16. That’s about seven miles north of Poteet.

The robbers, who had a shotgun and pistol, fired one shot in the ceiling and began demanding money. They forced a female worker to ground and pointed shotgun at her. The business owner came out of the backroom with a 40-caliber handgun and shot one of the robbers in the head.

Carlos Valero, 25, died at the scene. The other would-be robber ran off. Both are believed to be from the Atascosa area.

Right now, investigators are working on an arrest warrant for the other alleged hijacker. Both the Atascosa Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers are handling the investigation.

Deputies say the shooting happened at a place that had eight-liner machines. These machines can sometimes be used for gambling and investigators are looking to see if these were legit.

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