Wednesday, August 31, 2016
TX: Off Duty Officer Gunfight with Robbery Suspects
Houston Police said one of their own, an off-duty officer named I. Almasri, was working security. As he did his rounds near the Jewelry Dog store, he heard commotion and saw two men with bandanas over their faces walking toward the business.
As one robber smashed glass displays with a hammer, the officer pulled his gun and ran toward the robbers. Before he got there, the second masked man pulled a pistol and shot first. The two exchanged fire as witnesses ducked and took cover.
“I saw the two people run outside and the officer tried to chase them and I guess (the robbers) started shooting and (the officer) started shooting behind them,” said witness Wahed Rahman.