Gun Owner Killed Attempting to Intervene in Armed Robbery at Texas Store: 'Sometimes It's Best to Be a Witness'

A Texas man has been shot dead after he tried to intervene in an armed robbery taking place in Houston.

The gun owner, who had a concealed handgun license, was killed after attempting to fight back against two suspects during a robbery at the EZ Pawn shop in 6000 Bellaire Street in Mullins on Wednesday, November 20.

Surveillance footage from inside the store shows the two suspects entering with their faces covered. The pair then forced the employees to the ground while they went into the back to rob the store.

The male victim is said to have waited at the front of the pawn shop for the suspects to come back out, reports the Houston Chronicle. The man then pulled out his gun and fired at both men.

The victim was hit several times in the shootout. It is unclear if the two suspects were also hit.

"Sometimes it's best to be a witness and just observe the robbery, and hopefully, they don't injure anybody," said Lt. Larry Crowson of Houston Police Department, reports KTRK. "Hopefully, you don't have to take the kind of action and place yourself in danger. Then again, I don't want to second guess the guy because he was in there and I wasn't."

Houston Police are now asking the public for help in identifying the two suspects.

The pair are described as two black males in their early to mid 20s. One of the men was wearing a white jacket with a gray hood, blue sweatpants, white shoes and a black mask. The second suspect was wearing a gray hoodie, a red mask, white pants and white shoes.

Anyone with any information on the suspects is being urged to call Houston Police Department Homicide at 713-308-3600 or CrimeStoppers Houston on 713-222-TIPS.

Earlier this week, a man in Houston was able to stop an armed robbery at his house by disarming the suspect and shooting him with his own gun.

Houston Police said they were called a shooting which took place at 5822 Ludington Drive, near Hillcroft and W. Bellfort Avenue, at around 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19.

The homeowner said the armed suspect approached him while he was in his garage. After the suspect told him he was robbing the house, the man managed to take the gun off the suspect and shoot him with it.

The suspect, whose identity has not been revealed, was then taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later produced dead. The case will now go to a grand jury who will decide if the homeowner will face charges.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects accused of shooting a man during an armed robebry. Houston Police