|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on January 8, 2023 at 5:20 PM|
Customer Who Fatally Shot Houston Taqueria Robbery Suspect Sought For Questioning
On Thursday night, a man was fatally shot inside a Houston taco restaurant during an attempted robbery. According to police, the suspect entered the restaurant, pointed a pistol at customers, and demanded their money. As the suspect collected the money, one of the customers, described as a white or Hispanic male, produced a gun of his own and shot the suspect multiple times.
The customer then collected the stolen money from the suspect, returned it to other patrons, and fled the scene along with other patrons. It was later determined that the suspect had used a toy gun, though customers believed it to be real. The identity of the deceased suspect has not been revealed, but he is believed to be in his 20s and was wearing all black.
Authorities in Texas are looking for a man who killed a suspected robber in a taco restaurant.
No charges have been filed in the incident, and police are asking for anyone with information to come forward. Around 10 people were inside the taqueria at the time of the attempted robbery, and surveillance video showed the customer shooting the suspect multiple times after money was taken from other customers. Nine shots were reportedly heard in the video. Customers fled the scene before police arrived to investigate the shooting.
The owner of the establishment, Pedro Lopez, said he and his workers were in shock following the shooting. Nathan Beedle with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office stated that Texas law allows for deadly force when justified by a robbery or threat of robbery. Beedle pointed to sections 9.31 and 9.32 of the penal code as relevant to this case. Under Texas law, the use of deadly force in such a situation is presumed to be correct.