HOUSTON – A senior at Texas Southern University just weeks from graduating was shot and robbed off campus Friday night.
Friends say it happened after 21-year-old Dominique Hosea caught a man breaking into his car in a nearby neighborhood. They added that he just was in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Around 10:30 p.m., he and his girlfriend left a campus festival. As they walked to their car in the 3800 block of Burkett, they caught the car burglar in the act.
“All of the cars on that block were getting broken into and he just happened to walk up, when they were going into his car,” Bert Williams, a TSU alum, said.
That’s when police said the thief took out a gun. Friends think Hosea may have been trying to protect his girlfriend, when the man opened fire, shooting Hosea twice.
The 21-year-old fell to the ground; his friends heard the bullets.
“Next thing we hear two shots, so we are like ‘oh my goodness what is that?” said Williams.
Hosea was taken to the ICU at Ben Taub Hospital. Friends said Hosea is just two weeks from graduating – they had hoped to see him get his diploma.
Now, they just want whoever did this to get punished.
“People work hard for what they have, for somebody to just come and take it, for them to shoot and not care. If you take somebody’s life, you have to be a monster,” Myosha Lee, another TSU alum, said.