HOUSTON A man was hospitalized after being shot early Saturday during a robbery at a north Houston apartment complex, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, a male suspect approached the victim, who had just parked his vehicle at the Amherst at CityView apartments, just after 5 a.m. The complex is located in the 17100 block of Imperial Valley near Greens.

The suspect then asked the victim for cigarette, but he told him that he did not have any, police said. Then the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded the man s wallet.

The victim shoved the suspect in an effort to get away, and then suspect shot him one time in the chest, police said.

Police said the victim was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The suspect got away.

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