DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A suspect was shot in the chest while trying to rob a group of people at an apartment complex in Dallas late Wednesday evening, police say.
Police responded to the shooting at around 10 p.m. in the 1600 block of John West Road. When they arrived, they found the male suspect with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
According to police, the suspect was trying to rob a group of people and fired several shots in the air. Police say someone who wasn’t part of the group grabbed a shotgun and shot the suspect.
Police say they found a gun on the suspect when they got to the scene.
Police have not found the person who shot the suspect but say they are not expected to face charges.
The suspect was also involved in another robbery in South Dallas before he was shot, according to police. His identity has not yet been released.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man shot an attempted carjacker who allegedly tried to steal his girlfriend’s vehicle in northwest Houston.
Deputies say the attempted carjacking happened in a Walgreens parking lot near Antoine and Gulf Bank around 8:30 p.m.
The man told deputies he was sitting inside of his girlfriend’s vehicle when another man opened the driver’s side door, sat down and then told him to get out of the vehicle.
“They sit in a vehicle or they just walk through hiding, looking for somebody who is in a vehicle to carjack them, or they wait until they come out to carjack them. Be extremely aware of your surroundings,” Harris County Sheriff’s deputy K.W. Cote said.
Deputies say the attempted carjacker appeared to have a gun and pointed it at the man, telling him to get out of the vehicle.
While exiting the vehicle, the victim pulled out his own gun and shot the carjacker in the stomach.
“The bad thing is, this guy didn’t see the guy (carjacker) until he got into the car. You want to look around anytime you get out of a car. Look around you and see who else is around you, see who’s watching you because there’s always somebody watching you,” Cote said.
The suspect is expected to survive, and he will face criminal charges.
LAKE CHARLES, La. – One person is dead following a casino robbery in Lake Charles on Thursday. Police say it was self-defense.
The Lake Charles Police Department was assigned to EZ Aces Truck Stop located on the I-10 Service Road at 5:00 am in reference to a robbery.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that two people had been shot; one fatally, according to Lieutenant Jeffrey Keenum, spokesperson for the Lake Charles Police Dept.
Police say the two suspects were in the process of brutally attacking the victim within the casino when the victim was able to shoot them.