Cleanup on aisle three.
The police cars and tape outside a Family Dollar store painted an all-too familiar picture Friday morning.
A 25-year-old store clerk fatally shot a suspected robber inside his store, Houston police confirmed.
It happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday at 8624 W. Montgomery Road.
Police said it wasn’t immediately clear if the masked suspect was armed.
Other workers ran to the back of the store when he came in.
“I left the back room to see if he was OK, see where he was at,” Ivan Sanchez said. “And when I left the back room, and when I go out there, I see him with the robber and the robber was already lying on the floor.”
A family member tells KHOU 11 News that the clerk had a license to carry his weapon.
“This place has been robbed several times,” the clerk’s uncle said. “Right before Thanksgiving, they robbed him and even after he gave them everything, they still hit with him the gun.”