A gunman was fatally shot by the police in connection with the murder of a Houston-based Cracker Barrel manager.
The manager of Cracker Barrel lost her life while protecting a coworker from getting mugged on Sunday night.
According to the reports, the suspected man was under surveillance by the undercover deputy officials of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. A 28-year-old man was seen leaving the location around 6 pm and was seen walking down towards a street.
The assistant chief of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Mike Lee stated in a press conference that the undercover deputies approached the black man two times before reaching out to him and opening fire at him as it was believed that he was carrying a weapon with him.
“He began running from them and as they were chasing them he made some gestures as if he were pointing a weapon at them. At that time our deputies opened fire … on the suspect,” Lee said.
The authorities stated that the alleged murderer was taken to the Kingwood Hospital in Houston but was pronounced dead on arrival. The identity of the slain man is still not revealed to the press. The authorities stated that once the id is checked by the county’s forensics office, only then it will be released.
Sgt. Dennis Wollford from the homicide unit of the department stated that it is believed that the suspect was “armed and dangerous.” There were already two open felony warrants against him.
Wollford further stated “there’s “not an obvious gun that we’ve located,” but said officials are still processing the scene.”
59-year-old Robin Baucom, who was a beloved granny and was associated with Cracker Barrel for over 34 years was killed by two men in a dodge charger.
The two men had tried to snatch a purse from an employee when Baucom rushed in and tried to save the other person, pushing the mugger away. During the whole ordeal, the suspected murderer shot in the chest of Baucom. She was taken to the hospital but succumbed to her injuries during surgery.
“After that information is confirmed we hope this case will end with some comfort for the family of Ms. Baucom and her family,” Lee said.
“She would have done anything in the world to protect her employees or any of us,” her daughter Tina stated.