Houston, Texas (KWTX)- Police on Monday, Jan. 9, announced that the man who fatally shot an armed robber at a taco restaurant met with police detectives, and while no charges have been filed, the case will go to a grand jury.
The 46-year-old man has not been identified by police as he has not been charged at this time. A client shot and killed an armed robber, identified by police on Monday as 30-year-old Eric Eugene Washington, at The Ranchito #4 around 11:30 p.m. Jan. 5.
Witnesses told police that a man wearing a ski mask entered the restaurant and pointed a gun at the patrons, demanding their money.
While the suspect was collecting money, one of the customers pulled out his gun and shot the suspect several times, killing him, police said.
The shooter then took all the stolen money from the robber and returned the money to other buyers before fleeing the scene.
When first responders arrived, they declared Washington dead at the scene.
Last week, Houston police asked the public for help in identifying the shooter. Police said the man met with homicide detectives on Monday.
“Because the man has not been arrested or charged, his name is not being released at this time,” police said.
Anyone who witnessed the shooting is urged to meet with homicide detectives to testify.
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