A would-be robber was shot during a gas station robbery Friday morning in west Houston, according to police.
The suspect walked into the Shell station in the 11400 block of Richmond Avenue around 7 a.m., pulled a pistol and demanded money from the cashier, according to police. The clerk complied with the suspect and started cleaning out the register, at which point the suspect became distracted with a set of lottery tickets behind the counter, police said.
With the suspect’s attention away from him, the clerk pulled a pistol of his own and started shooting at the gunman, police said. The robbery suspect was struck at least once, police said.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The holiday is off to a violent start after two people were shot in Philadelphia’s Feltonville section overnight. Gunfire erupted outside Cooper’s Bar on the 100 block of West Wyoming Avenue, just after two 2 a.m. Thursday.
Police say a security guard and a 33-year-old man were standing outside when a car pulled up and started firing at them.
The man was struck once in the arm.
The security guard returned fire, shooting the 27-year-old passenger in the hand.
Both victims are in stable condition.
Police are treating the men inside the car as suspects.