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Tow truck driver wrestles gun from robbery suspect, shoots him several times

The tow truck driver managed to get the gun away from the robbery suspect and shoot him in the arm and leg.

HOUSTON — A man was shot several times Saturday night after police said he tried to rob a tow truck driver in southeast Houston. 

This happened at about 9:30 p.m. in the 7300 block of Long Drive.  

Police said the suspect held the tow truck driver at gunpoint before the two got into a physical altercation. The tow truck driver managed to get the gun away from the suspect and shoot him in the arm and leg. 

The suspect was taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive.

The tow truck driver was also taken to the hospital, but he was not injured. 

Two guns were recovered from the scene. At this time, police believe both guns belonged to the suspect. 

This investigation is ongoing. 

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