A convenience store worker died after he was shot by a gunman who stole his car on Houston’s southside overnight, according to police.
Investigators said the 37-year-old victim worked at the AM Mini Mart in the 6500 block of Weston Street near Kelso Street.
That’s where the shooting happened around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Houston police said the victim had just closed the business for the night and was attempting to get into his vehicle when he was confronted by the suspect.
Southeast officers are on a shooting at 6500 Weston. One victim was found deceased upon arrival. #hounews CC9
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) September 28, 2022
Witnesses who happened to be driving by said the suspect fired multiple times into the victim’s car before pulling the victim out of the driver’s seat.
The shooter then got into the car and took off, witnesses told police.
Now, there is a search to find the gunman and the victim’s stolen car — a gray 2012 Toyota Camry with Texas license plates BFM-2268.
Police said the car may have the driver’s side window shot out.
The witnesses did what they could to try and help the victim, police said.
“Once they got down the road a ways, they noticed the vehicle left. They felt safe enough to go back and tried to render medical aid to our complainant, but he did die on the scene,” Lt. R. Willkens said.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or the stolen vehicle is urged to contact the the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.