HOUSTON People are getting fed up with the crooks who are storming restaurants and killing customers and now a former Houston Rockets star

is chipping in to help get the killers off the streets.

A customer was killed Tuesday evening during a robbery at a Subway restaurant in southeast Houston, police said.

The deadly shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. at the Subway on MLK Jr. Boulevard near the South Loop, according to officers with the Houston Police Department.

There were two employees and one customer inside the Subway at the time of the crime, detectives said. The two teen suspects walked in and demanded money from employees, and then turned their attention to the customer who was eating at one of the tables.

Employees told police the customer struggled with the suspects, and then gunshots were fired. Both suspects then took off running.

Activist Quanell X said the most recent crime is an example of a bigger problem.

How can we have successful businesses in our community opening up that we don t have and yet when they do open up we rob them and kill innocent people in cold blood just eating a sandwich, he said.

To help, former Houston Rocket Steve Francis is contributing $4,000 to increase the reward for information leading to arrests in the case.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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