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TX:HPD: Suspect shot in neck after trying to rob off-duty reserve deputy
| 30 October, 2013
| Larry Seward
Posted on 10/31/2013 5:56:40 PM PDT by marktwain
HOUSTON - A robber chose the wrong person to try and steal from and ended up getting shot, Houston police said late Tuesday.
According to officers with the Houston Police Department, it happened as two brothers were in their car outside an apartment complex on Northborough Drive at Rushcreek Drive. As the men waited for a girlfriend to come outside, the would-be robber walked up and pushed a gun through the drivers window.
Police said the driver, an off-duty reserve deputy from Louisiana, pulled out his gun and opened fire. The suspect was shot in the neck and was sent to the hospital in critical condition.
After the shooting, HPD said the deputy sped away and called 911.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; houston; robber; secondamendment; tx
Leaving the scene of a shoot may be a good tactical decision, especially if you are a stranger in the neighborhood. Robbers may have accomplices, relatives, and associates. The police usually accept the first account given to them as the baseline, and judge others against it. That is why it pays to be the first one to call the police. Just remember that everything you say on 911 is recorded and can be used against you.
posted on 10/31/2013 5:56:40 PM PDT
and if they are a group of bikers you’re gonna be mobile while dealing with them.
posted on 10/31/2013 6:01:24 PM PDT
by Secret Agent Man
(Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
Acute failure of the victim selection process.
posted on 10/31/2013 6:11:34 PM PDT
(The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
I agree completely. That is a real pro tactic. The critical thing is that as soon as you are out of the risk area, you contact the police and tell them that you felt unsafe.
posted on 10/31/2013 7:30:52 PM PDT
(Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
Probably a Bounty Hunter cleaning up pre-Katrina files, so it must be Bush’s Fault.
posted on 10/31/2013 7:56:41 PM PDT
HPD said prosecutors may file charges against the robbery suspect, if he survives.
Why? He just stuck a gun in someone's face. /s
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