Exchange of gunfire near Houston leaves 2 robbery suspects

1 year 6 days 5 hours ago Thursday, February 14 2019 Feb 14, 2019 February 14, 2019 9:51 AM February 14, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

KATY, Texas (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.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the four men were believed responsible for at least a dozen robberies in the past two weeks. Members of a gang force Tuesday night watched three men enter a Walgreens in the Cinco Ranch community 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 Texas Department of Public Safety trooper suffered minor injuries from flying glass.

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