Houston man shot while trying to save mom from thief

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HOUSTON, TX - A Houston man is in critical condition after he was shot while trying to save his mother from a purse thief.

Just after 11 p.m. Monday, HPD says the victim and his mom were just returning home. The son was already back in the apartment when a suspect approached his mom and tried to grab her purse.

"He heard his mother screaming, so he came down and confronted the suspect. There was a struggle and that's when the suspect shot him," said Sgt. T. Simmons.

The victim was taken to the hospital. Officers tell us the mom, who is physically fine, is pretty shaken up.

Police are looking for the four men involved in the shooting who got away in a small, four-door car.