Two armed robbers in attempted to hold up the wrong Gamestop video game store in Harris County, Texas:
It all happened shortly after noon on Wallisville Road near Beltway 8. According to investigators, the two men attempted to rob a Game Stop store when they were stopped by the 28-year-old U.S. Marine.
The Marine was eating at a restaurant next door when he saw two men pull up to the Game Stop wearing hoodies and bandanas. He yelled for someone to dial 911, and then he grabbed his concealed weapon out of his truck.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, that’s when one of the suspects pointed a gun at him.
One of the suspects was fatally shot. The second suspect got away but was found later and taken into custody.
No charges will be filed against the Marine, who had served two tours overseas. Note that the Marine had his carry permit, but had to retrieve his sidearm from his vehicle. It isn’t known (by us, at least) if this Quiznos is posted against concealed carry, or if the veteran simply preferred to keep his sidearm in the truck.
An interesting side-note to the main story is a claim made in the comments of the story. If this young woman’s story is true, then the Marine served up cosmic justice for a previous murder.
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THE MAM THAT WAS SHOT TODAY BRUTALLY KILLED A MY NEIGHBOR 4 YEARS AGO ON MAY 15!!!! HE WENT TO TRIAL AFTER YEARS AND WAS NEVER SENTENCED!!!! I WISH NO BAD UPON ANYONE AND I TRUELY FEEL HURT BUT NO ONE CAN ESCAPE GODS JUSTICE!!!! IF THE MARINE OR ANYONE WHO KNOWS HIM READS THIS PLEASE ON MY BEHALF, AND EVERYONE WHO LOVED WALTER WE SEND YOU THE BIGGEST HUG!!! THE STORY OF OUR BELOVED FRIEND IS TRAGIC AND NOW HIS FAMILY CAN BE AT PEACE ♥
It would not be surprising if this claim turns out to be entirely true. Violent felons tend to continue to be violent felons.