Houston, Texas - Houston police have robbers in custody after a break-in attempt went terribly wrong...for them.
The owner of Full Armor Firearms hid employees in the gun store overnight, after being fed up with a rash of recent break-ins. After the employees engaged the would-be robbers, shots were exchanged and the gun store employees fired back with an AR-15. Two of the men escaped but one turned up later at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Two others were arrested on scene by local law enforcement.
The owner of Full Armor Firearms, along the Katy freeway, was fed up with break-ins, according to FOX 26. The owner requested the employees stay at the business overnight and catch anybody that attempted to break in. Around midnight, employees called 911 after hearing noises outside. The workers were armed and went out to confront the men, who were breaking in to an employee's car. Two of the suspects stayed on scene and two others jumped in a vehicle to escape. As they were driving away, police say they fired shots at the gun store employees, so the employees returned fire with an AR-15.
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The two men left on scene were taken in to custody. Around 30 minutes later, a man showed up to the West Houston Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the back, believed to be tied to the attempted burglary and shootout. Houston police found new tennis shoes and electronics in the suspects' vehicle on scene. They are still working to see if they were taken in other burglaries. One suspect captured was a convicted felon who was armed with a pistol.
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