Houston Shooter Still At Large As Police Search Continues

The Houston Police Department is looking for an active shooter who opened fire on an armed robber and returned stolen money to customers at a restaurant in Houston, Texas.

According to a report, the suspect walked into the Ranchito Taqueria on Thursday around 11:30 pm. The armed robber allegedly requested customers’ wallets and money at gunpoint.

According to Houston PD’s Lt. Wilkens, the robbery suspect came into the store and was wearing masks and gloves. Wilkens added that the robbery suspect was armed with a plastic pistol, possibly an airsoft or a little BB pistol.

An armed customer pulled his own handgun and shot the suspect multiple times, killing him, according to a news release by Houston Police. The shooter and the robbery victims left the scene before the police arrived.

According to a press release by the Houston Police Department, an armed customer at the crime scene drew his weapon [a hand gun] and shot the robbery suspect multiple times to death.


CCTV footage showed the suspect walking towards the door after obtaining cash and other customers’ valuables. The armed customer then appeared to have shot the robber from his sitting position, collecting the allegedly stolen money from the armed robber.

Officers were immediately dispatched to Ranchito Taqueria, where they found that the suspect, a male in all-black clothing, had been shot multiple times inside the restaurant. Paramedics on site pronounced him dead.

Last year, police said a homeowner in Florida would not face criminal charges after opening fire with an AK-47-style rifle. Unlike the homeowner who shot at three suspects during an armed home invasion around midnight on July 7, Houston police are in search of the Houston shooter.

In a report by the City of Houston News, the Houston police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the shooter who is wanted for questioning. Surveillance images reveal that the shooter had a 1970s or ’80s model pickup truck with no bed.