Concealed carry thwarts another crime.
Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle | October 4, 2014 | Updated: October 5, 2014 11:21am
Two men were fatally shot by a customer after they attempted to rob a north Harris County bar early Saturday — the latest in a flurry of shootings in Houston this week.
Jenny O’Donnell, owner of EJ’s Place, said four armed men came to her bar in the 16400 block of Kuykendall at Colwell, around 2:30 a.m.
O’Donnell, who was not there at the time of the incident, said a head bartender and waitress were closing up for the night when two men walked into the bar and demanded everyone get down on the floor. Two other men “lingered at the bar door,” she said.
That’s when a customer at the bar pulled his own gun and started shooting at the men, she said. The attempted robbers fired at least three rounds inside the bar, said O’Donnell.
“That man was a hero,” said O’Donnell. “We could have had some bodies.”
The men then turned around and ran out the door, O’Donnell said. One of the men died right outside the front door, while the other man died at the end of the bar’s parking lot, she said.
The other two men and the unidentified customer with the gun fled the scene. Authorities are searching for them.
More than likely the unidentified customer fled because he was drinking while carrying his gun, which is completely wrong. Still, what could have been a truly tragic crime resulted in two dead bad guys because one of the good guys was prepared. That’s a good result.
Hat tip Wis U.P. North.