One armed customer stops four armed robbers, sending three to the hospital, one customer wounded possibly by the robbers

May 5, 2023 | Defensive Gun Use

Here is dramatic defensive gun use by a civilian legally carrying a concealed handgun.

A shopper at a southeast Houston convenience store opened fire when four masked robbers stormed inside, sending three suspects to the hospital.

Houston police said at least one of the robbery suspects was armed.

HPD officers were called to a Circle K convenience store at a Valero gas station located at 8040 South Loop East at 7:55 p.m. Thursday.

According to Asst. Chief Ernest Garcia, four suspects in masks entered the store and started robbing customers at gunpoint.

That’s when an armed customer pulled out their weapon and shot at the suspects, Garcia said. Three of the robbery suspects were shot. . . .

Staff, “3 suspects shot when customer opened fire during robbery at SE Houston gas station, HPD says,” KTRK ABC Channel 13 (Houston, Texas), April 14, 2023.