The man who shot and killed a masked robber in a taqueria in southwest Houston last week has broken his silence. Juan L. Guerra Jr., a lawyer representing the 46-year-old man, who was not named by police, released a statement on behalf of his client on Wednesday providing more details about the shooting, which was caught on video from an inside security camera. restaurant, which has since widely shared on social media.
In a statement, Guerra explained that the shooter was dining with a friend at the time at El Ranchito Taqueria on S. Gessner, near Bellaire Boulevard. “Fearing for his life and the life of his friend, my client acted to protect everyone in the restaurant,” the statement said. “In Texas, shooting is justified in self-defense, the protection of others, and the protection of property.”