Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 1703 Staff Sergeant Macario Garcia

The fatal shooting of two robbery suspects at 1703 Staff Sergeant Macario Garcia about 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday (August 16) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The identities of the deceased males are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The male shooters were not injured.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Olive and Detective T. Tyler reported:

An employee returned to his place of business at the above address after making a run to the bank.  After parking his vehicle, a black Lincoln Navigator backed into a parking space.

As the employee entered the business with a money bag in his hand, two masked male suspects wearing all black exited the back seat of the Navigator, ran into the business and attacked the employee from behind.  Fearing for his life the employee and the manager of the business fired handguns at the suspects.  Both suspects were struck by the gunfire and pronounced deceased by responding Houston Fire Department paramedics.  The driver of the Navigator fled the scene in a unknown direction.

Anyone with information on the wanted driver is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/SOA  8-17-23
Inc. #116936123

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