Five thugs tried to rob a Houston furniture store this week, and two of them paid the ultimate price for the crime.
According to The Blaze, police officers opened fire on the five suspects, killing two of them and injuring two more. Police spokesman John Cannon said the incident occurred late Thursday night, and that no officers were injured in the shooting.
“Officers discharged their weapons either because the suspects pointed weapons at them or they were fearful suspects were running toward other businesses, which had citizens in them,” Cannon told The Associated Press.
Taj Ali, the owner of Affordable Furniture, said one of his employees told him the gunmen were wearing masks, and that one of them pointed his weapon at her as he asked if the store had a safe.
“She didn’t have the key and we don’t keep any money in it,” Ali said. “Then, one of them hollered, ‘Let’s go,’ and that was the end of the story.”
Cannon said the group of five hoodlums were already suspects in additional robberies, but he wouldn’t elaborate on that. We’re glad these thugs got was coming to them, and we thank God that no officers were hurt!