Texas Store Clerk Kills Robbery Suspect at Pawn Shop

Sometime after 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, an altercation occurred inside the First Class Jewelry and Loan pawn shop located in the Greenway Plaza area of Houston. That altercation, according to the Houston Police, turned deadly.

According to Houston Police Department Detective Kevin Collier, one suspect was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sources say it was an attempted robbery gone bad, and the shop owner exercised his right to defend his life and property.

Collier noted later that the area had experienced various levels of crime over the years.

One witness, Amber Hellsinger, was eating at a nearby restaurant when she heard someone say there was a gunshot.

“I heard somebody say there was a gunshot, and so I was just hoping that the owner and the people that work there were OK and safe,” Hellsinger told KHOU.com.

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After the shooting, Collier mentioned to reporters that the suspect’s truck had been smashed into the shop’s storefront. Whether or not the crash was accidental or intentional is not known. Collier did note that the shop owner and other bystanders were not harmed. The truck was later found abandoned in close proximity to the shopping center.

According to regulars at the Greenway Plaza, the area is normally a very safe locale with lots of great shops and dining.

“Oh, it’s a great area,” said Julie Edwards. “A lot of young people. A lot of families. Great restaurants. It’s normally a very comfortable area.”

The Houston Police Department is asking that anyone who witnessed the crime or has additional information reach out to them at 713-308-3600.

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  • John Harmon April 24, 2020, 11:03 am

    There’s one more person to catch.

  • Michael J February 25, 2020, 8:25 pm

    Criminals know the risk, unfortunately they are willing to take that gamble. Leftist communist politicians and bureaucrats are trying to give criminals an advantage. After all, it’s just not fair when victims shoot back.

  • Danny Ray February 21, 2020, 3:14 pm

    I am an Ordained Minister, ex-cop, and Vietnam Vet!! I fought for Freedom for the South Vietnamese so they could live Free like we are. I love this Country, my God Jehovah, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Bill of Rights. I took an Oath both as a soldier and as a Police Officer to Defend the Constitution of the United States and I will keep that Oath until the Lord calls me home. Anyone that degrades our laws our Forefathers laid down for every American citizen is a Traitor and should be imprisoned or shot. It is not any gun’s fault (including assault weapons) for killing people. PEOPLE WITH SICK MINDS KILL PEOPLE and placing a ban on any weapon will not solve the problem!! God said, “Thy shalt not kill!” which means to murder someone. Killing someone in self defense is not wrong in God’s eyes. The Bible says that any man (woman or child) that murders someone should be put to death. Back two thousand years ago people that committed a crime were stoned to death. If you take away guns ONLY THE CROOKS will still have then. If someone really wanted to murder someone they can use a knife, slingshot, bow & arrows, crossbow, spear, and even a blowgun!! Primitive weapons are easy to make. I took a “Special Primitive Weapons” course while in the military because the North Vietnamese were using them on our troops. I believe every home in the United States should own a gun to defend their family because there are a lot of “crazies” out there including Democrats. Lord help us if they take over the White House. You can kiss the America/Freedoms that we love “Goodbye”!! God Bless You for reading this including the Democrats!! God said to LOVE your enemies/neighbors as you LOVE yourself!! You can still LOVE their souls but not their ways!!

    • ROGER R VEGA February 23, 2020, 6:52 pm


  • Michael February 21, 2020, 9:12 am

    Why should the Houston PD need additional witnesses? Bad guy dead. End of story.

  • Steve in Detroit February 21, 2020, 5:41 am

    Changing Demographics?

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