Security guard accidentally shoots robbery victim in attempt to stop armed suspects in north Houston nightclub, police say


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A security guard accidentally shot and killed a man he was robbing while trying to stop an armed suspect in north Houston, police said.

Houston Police Department officers responded to a shooting at a nightclub in the 9900 block of North Freeway at about 3:15 a.m.

Upon arrival, police said they found a man with two gunshot wounds to the back, who was taken to the hospital in stable condition. He is expected to be alive, police said.

Investigators say two masked men got out of a gray Charger and attempted to rob the victim and his brother at gunpoint.

The security guard working at the nightclub saw what happened and immediately took action, police said.

According to investigators, one of the robbery suspects held the victim while the security guard opened fire twice.

“Unfortunately, when he discharged the weapon, he struck (the victim) in the back,” HPD Lt. Ignacio Izaguirre said.

The suspect ran away, but the security guard chased him and was able to take him into custody until Houston police arrived, Izaguirre said.

The other suspect reportedly fled the scene in a gray SUV.

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