A man allegedly attempting to rob a northwest Harris County cell phone store died Saturday night after he was shot by the business owner and then hit by a car as he attempted to flee, authorities said.
Deputies answered a call around 6:15 p.m. at a cell phone store in the 5200 block of Barker Cypress, where they learned that two armed men dressed in black entered the store and allegedly attempted to rob it, said Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. John Legg.
The store owner produced his own handgun and the alleged robbers fled the business, Legg said.
As the men ran into the parking lot, the store owner chased them. One of the men fled the scene in a 90s model red Ford Taurus, while the other man stopped and turned toward the store owner, Legg said.
"At that time, the owner of the store fired several shots towards the suspect, hitting him once," Legg said.
However, the alleged robber continued to run through the parking lot and attempted to run across Barker Cypress, where he was hit by a car, Legg said.
The man, whose identity has not been released, collapsed and died on the other side of the road, Legg said.