Woman shoots man who reached into car and tried to steal purse in SW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman shot and wounded a suspected robber who reached for her purse, police say.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Creekbend at Fondren in southwest Houston.

Police say Lachelle Hudgins had just parked her vehicle outside her home when two men reached through her driver’s side window and grabbed her purse. Before they could take it, Hudgins frantically reached into her bag and grabbed her gun.

“I couldn’t do anything except scream. At one point, they told me to stop screaming, and he reached his hand inside my car,” Hudgins explained.

Man Shoots, Kills Man During Attempted Stabbing in Bridgeport

A man has died after another man shot and killed him following an attempted stabbing in Bridgeport on Sunday night, according to police.

Officers were called to Noble Avenue and Shelton Street around 6:15 p.m.

When police arrived, they said they found a man, later identified as 41-year-old Jose Perez-Ortiz, of Monroe, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Authorities said Perez-Ortiz was taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where he later died.

The shooting was captured on a nearby video system and shows Perez-Ortiz attempting to stab the man. The man then drew a gun and fired it, hitting Perez-Ortiz, according to police.