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Houston Crime: Robbery suspect dies after being shot by victim near Legends Poker Room on Richmond Ave. fell out of the car, says HPD

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A suspected robber was shot dead outside a poker room in west Houston on Wednesday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said they received a call about 3:56 a.m. about a shooting in the Legends Poker Room parking lot on Block 9200 of Richmond Avenue.

It all started when the suspect tried to rob a man who, according to HPD, was staying at Cafe Awtar, a late-night Mediterranean restaurant in the same business district.

Police said the suspect overheard telling the man, who had a new model Chevy Corvette, “Give me your car.”

“A few witnesses saw most of what happened,” HPD Det. said Jason Campbell.

However, this man was armed and shot the suspect dead in defense, police said.

“He felt his life was in danger and was able to return fire and shoot the deceased two or three times,” Campbell said.

At that moment, the suspect jumped onto a car that had no connection to the victim or suspect and fled the scene.

The car pulled up in the Legends Poker Room parking lot, where police say the suspect fell and died.

The victim is cooperating with police but no names have been released yet.

“This shooter is cooperating with our investigation and has since been transported to (HPD HQ) where he is being questioned by detectives. This suspect is dead from gunshot wounds at the scene,” Campbell said.

Editor’s Note: First, police told ABC13 that a woman had been found shot to death in the Legends Poker Room parking lot.

SEE RELATED STORY: A security guard attacks a gunman trying to rob a game room in West Houston

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