PASADENA, Texas – A 42-year-old man shot and killed one of three robbery suspects who threatened him as he was walking home from the store along Hawthorne late Friday night.
According to police, Artemio Caballero was walking in the 600 block of Hawthorne near Wafer Street after leaving the Walmart Super Center nearby where he bought a pair of boots.
A dark-colored pickup pulled up alongside Caballero, police said. One of the passengers got out, pulled a gun on the Caballero and demanded he hand over the bag.
As Caballero was about to hand it over, another suspect in the truck said, “Just go ahead and shoot him anyway.” Cabellero pulled his own gun and shot the suspect pointing the gun at him twice.
The wounded suspect ran back to truck, jumped in and the truck fled the scene, police said. Caballero fired six more shots into the back of the truck as it left the scene.
Witnesses down cops, and police were able to locate the truck at the intersection of Wafer and Southmore Avenue. Police said two suspects were taken into custody and face charges of aggravated assault.
The third suspect, who was wounded, was transported to Bayshore Medical Hospital where he later was pronounced dead.