Texas authorities say an armed buyer intervened throughout the tried theft of a fried hen quick meals restaurant, fatally wounding one gunman and sending a second suspect struck by gunfire to the hospital. 

Port Arthur police responded round 8:45 p.m. Friday to an aggravated theft taking place on the Church’s Chicken location at 1849 Jefferson Drive. Detectives discovered that two suspects armed with handguns had been robbing the restaurant, however an armed citizen intervened and a shootout ensued. 

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“Several shots were fired and both suspects were struck,” the Port Arthur Police Department stated in a press launch. “The suspects fled the scene and were later located by police officers.”  

One of the suspects was later pronounced lifeless at an space hospital, police stated. The second was positioned at Normandy Apartments, KFDM reported, and was dropped at the emergency room for therapy.  

The armed citizen remained on the scene, was questioned by detectives after which launched. The incident remains to be below energetic investigation by Port Arthur Police’s Criminal Investigations Division. It occurred only a day after one other armed theft at a Jack within the Box in the identical city, Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso instructed KFDM it was not instantly clear whether or not the identical two suspects had been accountable.