KATY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Two drug store robbery suspects have been killed and two others arrested after investigators say officers returned fire during a surveillance operation in the Houston area.
Officials say the serial robbers were always after cash — not drugs.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the four men are believed responsible for at least a dozen robberies in the past two weeks. Members of a Joint Gang Task Force with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) watched three men enter a Walgreens drug store Tuesday night and allegedly steal cash.
The trio and a driver sped off, stopped and then the suspects shot at pursuing officers — who returned fire.
One suspect died at the scene. Another was pronounced dead at a hospital. Details weren’t immediately released on the two other suspects facing charges.
One DPS trooper suffered minor injuries from flying glass.
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