HOUSTON - The police cars and tape outside a Family Dollar store painted an all-too familiar picture Friday morning.
A 25-year-old store clerk fatally shot a suspected robber inside his store, Houston police confirmed.
It happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday at 8624 W. Montgomery Road.
Police said it wasn't immediately clear if the masked suspect was armed.
A family member tells KHOU 11 News that the clerk had a license to carry his weapon.
Regular customers were glad to hear that the clerk wasn't hurt.
"He just smiles and says, 'How you doing?'" Shalondra Peavy said. "Very soft-spoken, so I know he's not a killer, but he is a survivor."