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|06-02-2003, 07:18 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2003
(TX) Two armed robbers shot dead by store clerk 06-01-03
Address:http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/1933478 June 1,
2 suspects shot dead in robbery
Store's owner `feared for his lifeŽ; drew gun after threatened By MIKE
Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle
A southwest Houston grocery store owner shot and killed two men Saturday
night while they were allegedly robbing his business, police said.
Khaled Farah Yousef, 31, opened fire on the two men about 8:15 p.m.
during the holdup at the Frutilandia #2 store at 7235 Hillcroft. Police
said one of the men was killed inside the business while another made it
outside, where he died. A third man, who apparently was unarmed, fled
and was later taken into custody near the grocery.
Yousef was working behind the counter when the three men entered the
store. He became suspicious, detectives said, when they split up and
began looking through the business -- as if to see if other customers or
employees were there. The owner also noticed that one of the suspects
was wearing a heavy winter coat, although the temperature was in the 90s
at the time, police said.
Minutes later, all three men approached the counter where the cash
register was. One of them pulled out a pack of gum and asked Yousef the
Yousef said the gum was 25 cents but later told detectives he didn't
open the cash register because he thought the men wanted to see how much
money was in the till.
The man who brought the gum to the counter pulled out a pistol, police
said, and demanded the money from the register. A second man then drew a
knife and began making "stabbing motions" at Yousef.
Yousef pulled out the money and handed it over to the man with the
pistol. One of the other men attempted to take the cash register, but
The men continued making threats, even after Yousef gave them the cash.
"When he gave the money, the suspects had the opportunity to leave and
didn't leave," said Houston police homicide Detective Phil Yochum. "The
store owner feared for his life."
That was when Yousef pulled a .45-caliber pistol from the waistband of
his trousers and began firing. The man with the gun was shot in the
chest and died inside the store while the knife-wielding man collapsed
in the parking lot.
Yousef was not injured, and although the investigation was continuing
Sunday, police said the shooting appeared to be justified. They said at
least one person inside the store witnessed the robbery and confirmed
Police on Sunday said the dead men weren't carrying any identification.
|06-02-2003, 11:11 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Colorado Rocky Mountains
Good for Yousef, we do not have to "support" these low lifes now.
The gene pool needs chlorine