Man Tries Robbing Texas Fireworks Stand, Get Shot In Face With Own Gun

An armed attacker was shot in the face by his own weapon while attempting to rob a fireworks stand on Thursday.

Houston, TX – An armed attacker was shot in the face by his own weapon while attempting to rob a fireworks stand on Thursday.

Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Eddie Hazel said that criminals view fireworks stands as easy heists, KRIV reported.

“They're easy targets. They're out here alone by themselves," Deputy Hazel explained. "But it doesn't always go their way, and this is one of those instances where it didn't go the robber’s way.”

The incident occurred at a fireworks stand located at 14400 North Freeway just before 4 p.m., when an unidentified 19-year-old man approached the business with a gun in his hand and demanded money.

"The workers were back behind the stand at the time. It was just them there," Deputy Hazel said.

One of the employees immediately grabbed a pile of cash and set it on the counter, KTRK reported.

But in order to pick up the money, the robber momentarily set his revolver down on the counter, at which point one of the employees managed to snatch the weapon away.

The worker fired one round, striking the suspect in the face.

An off-duty nurse who happened to be nearby immediately began rendering first aid to the wounded suspect, BuzzFeed News reported.

The nurse said she started administering chest compressions “because he didn’t have a heartbeat,” KTRK reported.

“I knew the result probably wasn’t going to be good because of the location of the injury,” she explained.

The suspect was rushed to a hospital, and remained hospitalized in critical condition on Friday, the sheriff’s office told BuzzFeed News.

Hospital officials said they do not expect the gunman to survive, according to KRIV.

Deputy Hazel said that the employee who fired the shot is “very distraught” and “very upset” about what occurred, and both workers told police they feared for their own lives during the sudden attack.

The nurse who rushed to the suspect’s aid said that the would-be robber is the one responsible for his gunshot wound.

“You live by the sword, you die by the sword. If that’s the life you want to live, you have to be ready to pay the consequences,” she told KTRK. “Whether it is life in jail, or death on the ground.”

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MFLindsey
MFLindsey

Hope this has a happy ending where the robber dies and the employee comes to realize that he has nothing to be upset about. . .

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Not a good way to handle a robbery at a fireworks stand. It worked out okay this time, but employee should be fired for gross incompetence that easily could have killed innocent people.

Ace17
Ace17

Ahahaha😂😂💙💙💙🇺🇸💯

Stanracer
Stanracer

This asshole gets todays Darwin Award.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Karma seems to absolutely love these pathetic idiot losers and each instance like this has him saying " Hey, I want to hang out with you my friend. Let me help you....." You see these same jokers are meeting Karma for the first time. Most others who have any common sense know to avoid his help by not inserting themselves into a scenario where they will ever meet him. "Think before you act" seems so simple for most and so hard for a select few.

DR226
DR226

The nurse said it like it is, you live by the sword - you die by the sword ( or gun in this case ) got what he deserved.

Flyanglernj
Flyanglernj

Can’t wait to hear his family saying what a good boy he is/was, and getting a hack lawyer to sue

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

You can't make this shit up!

ikaika
ikaika

We're lucky these guys are so dumb. If they were smart we'd really be in trouble!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Oh well....... and now I’m sure we will all find it hard to move on with our lives.....

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Appeal THAT!