A Houston man lost his life in the process of trying to rob a food truck that served pork chops and protection too.
According to Kens 5, Investigators said a 23-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday when he tried to rob a food truck in southwest Houston.
According to the Houston Police Department, it happened in a parking lot off South Main Street just inside Beltway 8. HPD tweeted about the shooting just after 2 p.m.
Keshondra Howard Turner’s family owns the truck, which has been operating in the parking lot off South Main at Fondren for about three years. Turner, 53, is the cook behind the counter of the soul food truck. She and her family started Elite Eats in 2020.
“Ox tail, and we’ve got good hamburgers, pork chops, wings. People come from all over to eat here,” family member Jacqueline Mitchell said.
According to HPD Lt. Bryan Bui, a man pulled up to the food truck Tuesday around 1 p.m. and asked what they served. When Turner showed him, the man pulled out a gun and got out of his truck, Bui said.
She was able to close the window, but the man opened it back up and put his arm inside the food truck while pointing the gun at her. That’s when, according to Bui, the suspect tried to shoot but his gun jammed.
Turner then shot the man several times, police said. He collapsed about 50 feet away from the truck, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD investigators said nothing was taken from the food truck and they’re checking the area for surveillance video. Bui said the robber didn’t fire a shot. Investigators also said that Turner is licensed to carry.
Police say this southwest Houston grandmother was cooking in her food truck this afternoon when a man pulled up with a gun demanding cash. They say she grabbed her gun and killed the suspect in self defense. #KHOU11 https://t.co/wMeiKInvse pic.twitter.com/sN99YsZUvw
— Matt Dougherty (@MattKHOU) March 28, 2023
Turner had a nervous break down after the incident and had to be taken to the hospital. She didn’t want to use deadly force.
A representative of the family said the food truck was only open for an hour with $40 in the cash register before the failed robbery.
Seems like an episode of 100 Ways To Die.