Texans buy one out of every five pickup trucks sold in the US. Last year over half a million pickup trucks were sold here. And Texans really love their trucks. Which is why you should probably pick another target if you’re going to hijack a vehicle.
A suspected carjacker is dead after the man he tried to rob shot and killed him in southeast Houston, police say.
According to the authorities, this all started at the Sweetwater Point Apartments, where the man was returning home around 2 a.m.
Not much that’s good happens after midnight. In this case, three men tried to take the victim’s pickup truck.
As they were leaving, they tried to run over the man with his own vehicle.
Officials say the victim was also armed and fired shots at the suspects, who tried to get away, but couldn’t exit the apartment complex’s gate.
When the owner ran over and tried to get his truck back, at least two of the gunmen opened fire on him.
He shot back, hitting one of them. That suspect died in the middle of the service road.
The dead man’s two accomplices got away. Fortunately, the truck owner was armed and could defend himself. More fortunately, he wasn’t hurt by his own truck or during the exchange of gunfire.