Texas Gas Station Turns Violent: Four “Youths” Try to Rob Station, Three Shot

Four prospective armed robbers in Houston had a bad night. Four “youths” piled out of a car and tried to rob a Valero Gas Station. A customer eventually grabbed his own revolver and opened fire on the criminals. The good guy’s gunfire gave the robbers such a spring in their stride that one ran out of his shoe.

While the gunfire died down, three of the robbers sprung leaks. Two of the injured, as well as one who narrowly avoided a new piercing, jumped back into their car and “self-transported” to the hospital. After the police came, a third man, incapacitated by his injuries, was transferred by ambulance. And the decent guy with a gun returned home unharmed.

ABC13 has the story.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — 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.

One bystander was also hurt, though it was unclear if he was shot by one of the suspects or the customer, HPD said.

Pro tip: Gas stations continue to be one of the three most likely places for a regular individual to be victimized by bad guys. Why? Because there is less exposure, bad men can loiter inconspicuously and task fixation on interfacing with the petrol pumps. Add in people’s inattention, and these convenience stores/gas stations create excellent hunting grounds for bad men looking to rob patrons.

Unless, of course, the buyer possesses good situational awareness as well as a pistol and the skill sets to effectively employ it.