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Man told to ‘give it up’ at gas pump before suspect shot him and took off with his car, HPD says


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Thursday, July 27, 2023 11:45PM

Shots fired during carjacking at NE Houston gas station, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man is fighting for his life in the hospital after he was carjacked and shot in the stomach at a northeast Houston gas station. Investigators are now looking for the suspect and missing car.

Houston police received the call at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday to the Diamond Shamrock gas station near Eastex Freeway and Tidwell Road.

According to Det. Norman Wallace, the victim was walking back to his car at the gas pump when the suspect approached him and said, “Give it up.” The suspect then allegedly shot him in the stomach and took off with his car.

HPD does not believe the suspect and victim knew each other.

Lt. Larry Crowson said the victim, who is in his mid-30s, was transported to the hospital in critical condition and is undergoing surgery.

Investigators are currently in the process of interviewing witnesses and going through surveillance video. They are asking for the public’s help in looking for a white 2007 Honda Accord with Texas license plate MPT 2517.

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