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Two Robbery Suspects Shot Dead In Houston By Armed Business Owner And Employee

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Two masked individuals were killed in a failed robbery attempt in Houston’s East End, as per the Houston Police Department. The incident took place at Ruiz Cash & Carry, located on S. Sgt. Macario Garcia Drive near Wayside Drive, on Wednesday.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the owner of the business was returning from the bank when he was struck in the back of the head. Upon turning around, he saw two masked men and immediately opened fire. An employee, upon seeing the situation, also fired at the assailants. Both suspected robbers were declared dead at the scene.

HPD Asst. Chief Chandra Hatcher indicated that the shooting appears to be an attempted jugging, a type of crime where robbers follow a victim from a bank or check-cashing business to steal their money.

Jacqueline Hernandez, the daughter of an employee, mentioned that such incidents are concerning, as her father, Javier Hernandez, typically handles the bank transactions. Her father was relieved that he was not the one involved in the incident.

Police reported that a third suspect fled the scene in a newer model black Lincoln Navigator bearing Texas license plate RTS-3919.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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