Elderly does not mean passive, nor weak. Too bad this criminal didn’t get the memo.
A 78-year-old homeowner in Houston walked out into his yard around 5:30am on Monday morning, per his routine. It was during this time that an armed robber pulled up in a silver truck and demanded the elderly man’s money.
The victim did hand over his wallet. However, he also pulled his own concealed carry and shot the thug.
The attacker then fled in his truck, and made it to a nearby carwash before he was found by police, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity was not immediately known and authorities said they would be using the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences to help identify the man.
The robbery victim did not wish to talk with reporters, but his son said he is upset over the ordeal. He said his father did not wish to take another man’s life, but he felt he had no choice when the suspect held a gun to his head.
Neighbors talked highly of the victim, who owns several rental properties in the area. One tenant said they depend on him a lot, that he’s a hard worker who does many repairs to his rental properties.
There have been no charges filed against the homeowner. However, the final decision will be made by a grand jury. Lets hope they give him what he deserves, which is nothing short of a pat on the back for actively practicing his rights.