Victim fights back: Man shoots, kills suspected carjacker in southeast Houston

HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is investigating after one of three suspects was fatally shot by a vehicle owner during an armed carjacking early Thursday in southeast Houston.

Southeast patrol officers responded to an apartment complex in the 7900 block of S. Sam Houston Pkwy East around 2 a.m.

According to officers, a man was coming home when he was robbed at gunpoint by three men. The suspected robbers managed to take the man’s truck and tried to run him over as they drove away. The owner of the truck fired two shots as the suspects drove the vehicle toward the front exit gate, but they could not get out. The alleged robbers abandoned the truck and tried to run away, but the truck’s owner caught them and started shooting. The truck owner exchanged gunfire with the alleged robbers, striking one of them.

The suspect that was shot ran towards the service road where he collapsed. He was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

The other two suspects took off on foot in an unknown direction.