Police in Houston is interested in speaking with the armed patron about his “participation in the shooting.”
A guy who was seen on security footage in Texas shooting and killing an armed robbery suspect who was trying to rob a Houston taco shop is being sought by police.
The guy who was caught on surveillance footage inside Ranchito #4 Taqueria in southwest Houston shooting and killing an armed robber after the suspect entered the business and demanded belongings from customers at gunpoint is being sought by Houston police.
Houston police stated in a press statement on Friday that although no charges have been brought against the man who ran away, they still want to talk to him about “his role in the shooting.”
The guy, who police believe was in his 20s, is seen on camera and in witness accounts waving a gun at customers and demanding money while entering the restaurant while wearing a black ski mask.
The armed client can be seen getting up and firing multiple shots at the suspect as the suspect walks past him as he is collecting money from customers.
The suspect was shot at least nine times by the armed customer, who Houston police characterized as a White or Hispanic male, before falling to the ground and passing away. The suspect fell to the ground and the armed customer opened fire, firing several shots, one of which struck the suspect in the head.
Before exiting the scene, the armed customer recovered the stolen cash from the suspect’s body and gave it back to the customer.
Police have issued a photo of the armed client’s truck, which they describe as a “pickup truck model from the 1970s or 1980s with no bed.”
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the armed client is urged to contact Houston police homicide at 713-308-3600.
As of Saturday afternoon, the armed client listed as a “person of interest” has not yet been contacted, a Houston Police Department spokesperson informed Fox News Digital.
Thomas Nixon, a former Houston police officer who is now a lawyer, told KPRC-TV that because the individual he shot was engaged in robbery, his use of force to protect himself and other people was entirely acceptable in Texas. He had a legitimate dread of dying or suffering significant physical harm.