Houston man shot red light to protect wife during attempted robbery on Gulf Freeway at Broad Street

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A husband and wife are grateful to be alive after they were attacked at gunpoint by two men on the Gulf Freeway last Friday.

The husband, who asked to be identified only as “Sam” for this report, said this was his seventh crime victim in Houston.

The 68-year-old and his wife were waiting at a red light on the Gulf Freeway and Broad Street when two suspects on bicycles approached them and drew pistols. At that moment, Sam raised his arm to shield himself from the suspect’s aim and got a bullet in his hand.

Next to his injured hand, he took a piece of shrapnel in his side, initially thinking he might have been shot in the stomach.

As Sam tried to escape, he ran over one of the suspect’s bicycles.

He tells ABC13 he believes the robber was targeting his wife. He said she was the only thing he had in his life and he didn’t want anything to happen to her.

He said the robbers wanted money but he had nothing to give them. The police are now looking for the two suspects.

“Our suspects escaped under the freeway on foot,” Lt. Willkins of the Houston Police Department.
“One was on a bike. So we’re looking for them.”

During the interview, Sam commented that he understands that people fight, but they need to realize that violence is not the answer.

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