Police: Employee killed in game room shooting complied with suspects' demands

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by Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on August 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 31 at 6:40 PM

HOUSTON – It is an act that can only be described as senseless. On Friday night police say two men shot a woman to death while robbing a game room in the 8500 block of Almeda Genoa Road.

The victim was later identified as 37-year-old Yolanda Lara of Pasadena, an employee at the game room.

Police said a guard let the men in and they soon drew their guns. The suspects then allegedly ordered customers and employees onto the ground while they robbed them.

Witnesses told investigators Lara had complied and it was unclear why she was shot. She died from a single bullet.

Police said the suspects ran out the front door and no arrests were made.

Surveillance video, however, could not be clearer. It shows the gunman believed to have shot Lara.

“A Hispanic male suspect, wearing a gray T-shirt and a red baseball hat; looks like it appears to be a Chicago Bulls logo on the baseball hat,” Officer E.P. Zuzner with the Houston Police Department said.

Zuzner said there had been an earlier robbery at another game room Friday night, but he does not believe the crimes were connected.

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