Men Attack Shopper Outside Store, Didn't See Husband Was Armed Til They Got Shot

A Texas man wasn't about to let the armed attacker harm his wife.

Katy, TX – An armed citizen exchanged gunfire with a duo of would-be robbers on Saturday afternoon, after the attackers attempted to rob his wife in a bustling store parking lot.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the crowded parking lot outside of a Randall’s store on Fry Road, KTRK reported.

After stopping at a Chase bank nearby, the couple went to the Randall’s store to get their groceries.

They had just returned to the parking lot and were about to load their purchases into their SUV, when a black Cadillac SUV drove into a parking spot in front of them.

That’s when a man armed with a handgun jumped out and ordered the woman to hand over her purse, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said, according to KTRK.

When her husband saw what was occurring, he pulled out his own weapon and opened fire on the would-be robber and his accomplice.

As many as six gunshots were exchanged in the shootout that ensued, KTRK reported.

The armed citizen fired four of those rounds, hitting both suspects.

The assailants managed to shoot out one of the tires on the couple’s vehicle, but the man and woman were not injured during the gun battle.

The suspects then fled the area in the Cadillac, only to crash it on a grassy boulevard a short while later.

The men took off on foot, but one ended up at a fire station a short while later asking for help.

The wounded suspect was transported to a local hospital via air ambulance, where he was treated and released to police.

Investigators brought him back to the scene, and KTRK cameras showed him with a bloodied bandage jut below his right shoulder blade.

His accomplice – and possibly a third suspect – have not been apprehended.

Investigators said they believe the man and his wife were targeted by “juggers,” – criminals who watch for people leaving banks, then follow them to their next location to rob them of the cash they may have withdrawn.

In this case, the couple hadn’t even been making a withdrawal when they stopped at the bank, KTRK reported.

Comments (63)
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Pat1978
Pat1978

Further evidence supporting the 'individual right theory' of the 2nd amendment. A lot of 'collect right theorists' think that 2A is only for the militia/National Guard. They argue that self-defense is not implied by 2A and that very few people actually defend themselves with firearms. I hope someone is compiling articles like this that debunk that BS.

Inthegarge
Inthegarge

The NRA publishes articles monthly of everyday people defending themselves and their family with firearms. The "LAMESTREAM" media is the only ones NOT telling these kind of stories that happen DAILY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gfc1963
gfc1963

And they're black!

Steve326m
Steve326m

The only mistake the husband made is he failed to drop them. Good try though.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I'm glad the man and his wife are ok............ Anyone think the thieves will sue over being shot?.......

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Now they refer to "Juggers" ..Well, the future for them is looking dimmer.... each day more armed citizens to shoot back , better technology, better communications devices, security cameras all over to track them, computers, shared data bases, DNA tech, people who are fed up with a pro black patronizing PC agenda.......Maybe they should change and be ,oh I don't know.... maybe just a law abiding citizen? Wouldn't you then see less Juggers killed?

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

THE BASTARDS THOUGHT THEY COULD PICK ON A HELPLESS WOMAN BUT GUESS WHAT HER MAN IS ARMED AND WAS READY FOR THE BASTARDS I WISH HE HAD KILLED THEM ALL.

JustanotherLAC
JustanotherLAC

Awesome story, goes to show that a Man can still protect his family even in post Oboma Era.

JBo
JBo

Really nice bullet grouping in the rear window of the caddy. Impressive since it was made under stress.

bronx163
bronx163

Should of had a 45. Or 10mm. Then these shitbags would of been doa. 45 and 10mm will stop animals dead

Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray

Never trust a boy who wears a big gold chain and his sunglasses on the back of his head...at night.

ccu776
ccu776

Nice grouping on the back of the Cadi..... good shooting!

JustComply
JustComply

The guy who was caught will sing like a canary...! He’ll name his buddies and ask for a plea deal...!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Give that man a public service medal. That's got to be the best damn shot grouping I've seen during a combat situation. I'm glad that he and his wife are safe. Now here's hoping he gets a new, larger caliber handgun that he can handle . In this day and age, he'll need it.

Golobki
Golobki

Juggers?

junkmansj
junkmansj

Good shooting!

unholyone
unholyone

Can this guy get a Public Service Medal? Hope the fact that they lived will not cause him grief in the future, especially if the shooter is white and the criminals are black--law suits, racism, lies about their intent. seen it before.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Very glad this couple are okay physically, although there will still be scars. Too bad these pieces of s--t drain on society didn't die!!! We've gotten way too soft on crime. Too much coddling of criminals. They have more rights and get more stuff than law abiding hard working citizens these days!!

bunko376
bunko376

@LordSeamus -- "The Judge" would not be bad but, still a little bit "large" weapon-- hard for concealment--

pixiepup
pixiepup

Yes it is to bad they didn’t get killed. If they had guns, they deserve to be dead!

slo1942
slo1942

Be careful folks, THE SAVAGES ARE EVERYWHERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Propolice
Propolice

Just the usual suspects doing what they do best. Too bad they didn’t go down!

bluelive
bluelive

Was the vehicle used stolen? Or belonged to a participant? Curious

chobers
chobers

The tire is in critical condition.

Janken
Janken

Just look at the color

Ynot34945
Ynot34945

Next time make sure your weapon is a .357 magnum. Suspects will be released to the morgue instead of the police

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

great job!! too bad the pos lived

Freydis2931
Freydis2931

Not surprised.

Goldbear5
Goldbear5

Bring enough gun next time pardner! Not a .380, not a .22, not a 9MM, a Model 29 S&W .44 Mag, or a 10MM!

IronRick
IronRick

I wish the helicopter had no place to land. Save us taxpayers some money.

IndaSiva
IndaSiva

Too many people wanna kill. Why you think most self defense weapons are 9mm and lower? Less chance of death more chance of paying for his crime instead of victim getting manslaughter charges

jj8899usa
jj8899usa

IndaSiva 2 hrs Too many people wanna kill. Why you think most self defense weapons are 9mm and lower? Less chance of death more chance of paying for his crime instead of victim getting manslaughter charges ARE YOU CRAZY? Right, let's allow these animals to live to prey again and in the meantimes, we can pay for their upkeep. Sorry to disagree. How about letting the bad guys know there are consequences for their actions?

Shmoop
Shmoop

In my town, and the grocery store I go to, a man and woman tried to steal from the store and were stopped by security, the couple pulled out a knife and began stabbing the cop, when a man just getting out of his car heard the commotion and followed the noise with his gun (legal gun holder) confronted the couple, and stopped the attack, and held them at gun point until the police arrived. He saved a mans life and stopped a crime. He is our town hero!

Diwee
Diwee

The man needs a little more practice. 1-2 got away and the 3rd was still standing!

John Chapman
John Chapman

Great job on the husbands part. Wish he'd managed a couple more shots to vital areas.

Saron
Saron

when an idiot decides they don't want to earn money by working, instead of robbing and possibly kill someone in the process, should get treated harshly. I love Texas, you hurt someone and you get hurt back. That also goes for our justice system, "you kill someone, and Texas will kill you back."