Police Find Wounded Suspect on Ground After Armed Wingstop Employee Fights Back

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The Houston Police Department found a wounded robbery suspect lying on the ground near Canfield Street late Tuesday after an armed Wingstop employee fought back.

The suspect was suffering from gunshot wounds and is expected to survive his injuries.

According to ABC13, the Houston Police Department indicated that “the restaurant was held up around 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 3700 block of Scott Street near the University of Houston campus.”

The suspect allegedly entered and demanded cash as frightened customers ran and hid in the back of the store. As the suspect turned to leave, an armed Wingstop employee gave chase, eventually opening fire.

Lt. Larry Crowson said the man was running toward the Texas Southern University campus when the employee opened fire. He added, “At some point he felt he was in fear of his life. He had a pistol and fired shots at the suspect.”

The suspect continued running, but police soon received a call about a person lying “in an open area near Canfield Street.” They arrived to discover the person was the Wingstop suspect, who was transported to a hospital.

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