HOUSTON Police say two Bryan men were shot, and one of them killed outside a McDonald's in North Houston. However, the victims are actually the suspects in this case, because police say they were shot by a man they were trying to carjack.
Investigators say it happened Tuesday night at around 9:30 on the 7500 block of the North Freeway in Houston.
The carjacking victim was in the McDonald's parking lot returning a Redbox movie when two men armed with guns approached him demanding his car keys and cell phone, according to Houston police.
What the alleged robbers didn't know is their victim is a concealed handgun license owner.
The victim, who police say is 29 years old, shot Melvin Auston and Elijah Mims as they tried to get in his car and drive away.
Auston, 26, died at the scene. Mims, 32, was injured but able to get away on foot.
A third suspect reportedly picked Mims up and drove him all the way to the College Station Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound and eventually arrested.
Mims has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
A Harris County grand jury will decide if the shooter will face charges.
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