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Houston Police Department Robbery Division detectives are searching for two suspects who allegedly shot a man during an armed robbery. One of the men can be seen in security camera videos shooting the victim in the thigh while demanding the man turn over his bag. A second armed man can be seen taking the bag.
The victim is seen walking in the parking lot of the Cullen Plaza shopping center on the city’s southeast side. A Black man approaches him with a gun draw and appears to demand the victim turn over a bag draped over his shoulder, according to the video from the Houston Police Department.
Suddenly, robber number 1 fires a shot striking the victim in the left thigh, the video shows. The victim falls to the ground and a second armed Black man approaches from the other side and grabs the bag.
Police describe the two men as:
Suspect #1: Black male, 17 to 30 years old, dark clothing, fled in a white four-door Kia. Suspect #2: Black male, 17 to 30 years old, gray shorts and white shirt. Fled in a Silver Cadillac.