Anti-Wimp: Armed robbery in Walmart stopped by armed off-duty cop

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About 2:40 on Wednesday afternoon inside a Walmart near Humble a person displaying a gun walked up to the customer service desk and engaged in robbery of a store employee.

Nearby was an off-duty Houston police officer who took notice of the robbery and drew her weapon and shot the robber suspect.

“Houston Police Assistant Chief Bobby Dobbins said the officer “controlled” the wounded suspect, who was still armed, immediately after shooting,” according to the Houston Chronicle.

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KHOU reported: “The officer is being heralded as a hero for doing what she did. Authorities said she potentially saved lives by pouncing into action.

“She did the right thing. She took the right course of action and took matters into her own hands,” Harris County Sheriff’s Office Major Tony Huynh said.

“According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the robbery suspect was conscious and alert after being shot. The off-duty officer performed CPR on the suspect after he was disarmed. The suspect was taken to Ben Taub Hospital.

“During a news conference after the shooting, Houston police officials said the off-duty officer was a 17-year veteran of the department but didn’t identify her by name.”

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