HOUSTON—A man was shot and killed in front of his wife during a robbery and attempted carjacking in southwest Houston Sunday night, according to Houston police.
It happened at the Gallery Apartments in the 6200 block of Fairdale around 9:30 p.m.
Esvin Sabonluis, 27, and his wife were getting into their white SUV to go to the grocery store when they were approached by two men in the apartment parking lot.
Police said the suspects took several items from the couple and demanded the keys to their SUV, but the wife refused to hand them over.
The suspects began to struggle with her and her husband tried to protect her.
The robbers opened fire, shooting the husband an unknown number of times. They fled the scene on foot.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the suspects left behind a black stolen Chevrolet Avalanche. It was stolen from the 12000 block of Woodforest in a carjacking-robbery on Saturday. In that incident, four suspects took the victim’s wallet and cell phone before driving off in his truck.
They were still on the loose as of Monday morning.