Houston gets a double dose of defensive gun use in under a day (VIDEO)

Houston gets a double dose of defensive gun use in under a day (VIDEO)

Two different would-be victims who were targeted for separate robberies this week in Houston fought back against their assailants, leaving two suspects dead.


While sitting in his car in a parking lot Wednesday around 9:45 p.m., a man was approached by two men who asked for a ride. The driver said no, and the men walked away. However, moments later the two men returned and one brandished a gun, a local ABC affiliate reported.

The two men made the driver get out of his car and walked him to the back of the vehicle where they forced him to his knees. The armed suspect then got into the driver’s seat and the second suspect sat in the passenger’s seat.

But the victim, who has a valid concealed carry permit, had a gun of his own, which was tucked away in his waistband. The victim then opened fire on the suspects, striking the one with the gun. Both suspects fled the scene, but the injured suspect, who was later identified as 30-year-old James Jones, collapsed a short distance away.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene, and the victim was unharmed. The second suspect is still at large.