Harris Country deputy shoots robbery suspect at Houston gas station.

A Harris County Precinct 6 deputy, while off-duty, shot a suspect during an armed robbery at a Valero gas station in northwest Houston Sunday night. Houston police say the deputy was on his way home from work when spotted four men wearing hoods running around the gas station on Gessner Road at Clay Road.

When he pulled over, he could see the clerks inside the store had their hands raised in the air. Two suspects ran out past him and one was armed with a bat. Police said the deputy pulled out his own weapon. He says in fear for his life, he then shot that suspect, who got away.

The deputy was able to detain another suspect, but the others escaped. Authorities say the suspects who fled did get away with cash and cigarettes. The store clerks were not hurt.

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