There’s video going around this weekend of an armed robbery at a taqueria in Houston. KHOU has paused it just before the good part, when a customer in a booth pulls out a gun and kills the armed robber.
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: A customer at a taqueria shot and killed a robber at the restaurant on S. Gessner in southwest Houston, police said.
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) January 6, 2023
Houston police also released surveillance photos of the customer who shot the robber in the video. Investigators said he is wanted for questioning for his role in the shooting. He has not been identified and is not charged at this time.
A photo of his 1970s or 80s model pickup truck with no bed was also released
The shooter collected the stolen money from the robber and returned it to the other patrons, police said. Then the rest of the people in the restaurant left the scene before the police arrived.
No one else in the restaurant was injured. Investigators said the suspect ended up not having a real gun.
“The robbery suspect he came into the store and was wearing masks and gloves,” HPD Lt. Wilkens said. “He had a plastic pistol possibly an aero soft or possibly a little BB pistol.”
The robbery suspect didn’t even have a real gun. Poor guy. Shot in the back as he was leaving without hurting anybody.
Houston Police want to speak this man, but he’s not charged with a crime. HPD says a gunman was robbing people at a taqueria on S. Gessner last night. During the robbery, this man shot and killed the suspect… collected the money, gave it back to the robbery victims, and left. pic.twitter.com/EABiMcUi8Q
— Matthew Seedorff (@MattSeedorff) January 6, 2023
Hopefully it’s to give him a medal.
— ThatUmbrellaGuy (@ThatUmbrella) January 7, 2023
— McShane (@mcshane_writes) January 7, 2023
Give him a reward
— Marc Lobliner – IFBB Pro (@MarcLobliner) January 7, 2023
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) January 7, 2023
IDK, video w/audio shows he shot the robber in the back as it appeared the guy was leaving,then he shot him 8 more times once he was down at the door. Pretty brutal. I’d like 2 hear that guy who wrote the law of self defense book give his opinion if it’s “legal”self defense act🤷🏽♀️
— DefeatTheCommieLeft (@LeftDefeat) January 7, 2023
As Christina Pushaw said, “Hero.”
I say we start a @gofundme for the hero to get a new truck.
— 🤬MAMADOXIE🤬 (@Mamadoxie) January 7, 2023
The only conversation they should have is a “thank you, sorry you had to do our job”
— Libertarian Party Mises Caucus (@LPMisesCaucus) January 7, 2023
This is the most badass thing ever
— Forrest Everitt (@forrest_everitt) January 7, 2023
— Nathan | Syscoin (@moderndiogenese) January 7, 2023
But, but who is the robber’s family going to sue for wrongful death?🤷♂️🙃
— Bestoink Narrowly Scoped Muse😏 (@JSCookJr) January 7, 2023
All in a day’s work, leave the man alone it’s over.
— Mark Taylor Expert Turkey Fryer Dude (@Mtaylorcrew) January 7, 2023
Based. Don’t go to the police, homie.
— Genius Chad (@GeniusChad) January 7, 2023
“He’s not charged with a crime, but let us ask a few questions and see what we can charge him with.”
— El Gran Campeon (@serpico123) January 6, 2023
Exactly. They gonna have to find him the hard way.
— Matt Henry (@BamaCLT) January 7, 2023
Here’s the deal: if he wanted to talk to the police, he’d have stuck around. Obviously he’s not interested in glory or pats on the back. Just respect his choices.
— Dave Linn (@DavidRLinn) January 7, 2023
I didn’t see anything. This man just looks like someone should get him a beer.
— Michael (@ravenowl2988) January 7, 2023
He’s getting a lot of advice not to talk to the police.
Salon’s piping hot take calling ‘good guy with a gun’ a ‘pernicious myth’ gets doused by reality checks https://t.co/2FI1g1KlNb
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 7, 2019