Robbery Suspect Shot Dead by Armed Customer at Houston Taqueria (VIDEO)

Houston, Texas – An armed robber was shot to death by a patron at a taqueria on S. Gessner just before midnight on Thursday night.

Surveillance video shows a male in a black ski mask walking around the taqueria and robbing customers at gunpoint.

A bald man seated near the robber jumped into action and shot the suspect dead.

According to Houston Police, the Good Samaritan then collected the money from the suspect and gave it back to the robbery victims.


Houston Police want to speak to the man who shot the suspect, but he has not been charged with any crimes.

KHOU 11 reported:

A customer at Ranchito Taqueria shot and killed a man who robbed the restaurant in southwest Houston late Thursday night, according to the Houston Police Department.

It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant on S. Gessner near Bellaire Boulevard.

Houston police said the armed man in a mask came inside the restaurant, demanding money and wallets from customers. However, as he was leaving, one of those customers shot the suspect.

Houston police also released surveillance photos of the customer who shot the robber in the video. Investigators said he is wanted for questioning for his role in the shooting. He has not been identified and is not charged at this time.

A photo of his 1970s or 80s model pickup truck with no bed was also released

The shooter collected the stolen money from the robber and returned it to the other patrons, police said. Then the rest of the people in the restaurant left the scene before the police arrived.

Update: According to police, the suspect was armed with a BB gun.

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