A robbery suspect was shot several times in Beaumont by a man who was walking to his car at his apartment complex.
Police received a call at about 9:42 p.m. from a man who told dispatchers that an armed man had attempted to rob him according to a release from the Beaumont Police Department. The caller also added to the 911 dispatchers that the suspect may be dead.
But when officers arrived at the apartments in the 2100 block of McFaddin Street they found a 35-year-old Beaumont man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso.
The intended victim told officers that he was heading to his car when the suspect confronted him with a handgun and attempted to rob him.
The near victim, who was lucky to be carrying his concealed carry handgun, was able to get to his firearm and fired several shots at the suspect, police said.
The wounded suspect, who had arrived before the attempted robbery in a silver Dodge truck that was stolen from Westlake, La, was transported to Christus St Elizabeth hospital with injuries that hospital staff said were serious but not life-threatening.
The shooting remains under investigation and no charges have been filed against the concealed carrier.