17-year-old identified as suspect killed during Raising Canes robbery in north Houston

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Crime Scene Investigation

SHENANDOAH, Texas — The armed robbery suspect shot and killed by an officer at a Raising Canes in Shenandoah has been identified, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators said Elijah Mark Cobb, 17, threaten patrons and employees with a handgun after entering the restaurant in the 1500 block of Research Forest Drive around 8:40 p.m. on Nov. 22. The office said Cobb was confronted by an off-duty deputy who was working security at the Raising Canes.

The suspect refused the officer’s instruction to put the gun down, and the officer fired. Cobbs died a the scene, deputies said.

Investigators said two bystanders were injured during the attempted robbery. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injures, the office said.

The Shenandoah Police Department and Texas Rangers responded to the scene.

The office said an investigation is still ongoing.