“It scared everyone,” said the gas station manager who asked us not to use her name for her protection.
It all happened midday on June 22 at the Shell gas station off Aldine Westfield and Farrell Roard near George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Surveillance video captured the pair being dropped off at the gas station in a black Chevy Camaro. The suspects were fully masked and one was carrying a long gun as he walked through the busy parking lot.
“In broad daylight. What was it, 1:30 in the afternoon? I was shocked,” says the store manager.
Customers are seen trying to hide behind cars as the men walk past them. Police said the suspects approached a woman sitting in her car which was parked at a pump.
“They banged on her window with a shotgun, and I guess every time she saw them and realized what was going on, they tried to open her car door, and she walked away. was untied and they shot her twice,” the manager said.
The men appear to be running after the car as the manager said she was inside the store calling for help.
“I had to find a way to calm everything down because everyone in the store was freaking out. Everyone was like screaming,” she said.
The store manager said gun violence like this cannot be normalized.
“My customers are my priority, and I want them to be safe, and I shouldn’t have to worry about them being safe at 1:30 in the afternoon,” she said.
A $5,000 reward is available for a tip that leads to the arrest of the two wanted men.
If you know anything about this aggravated robbery, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 713-222-TIPS.
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