HOUSTON, Tex. (KBTX)- A 16-year-old from Bryan was shot and killed last weekend during an attempted robbery at a Houston-area Walgreens store, KBTX has confirmed.
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the teen and his 18-year-old cousin attempted to rob the store on FM 1960 W. near Ella Boulevard on the north side of Houston on Saturday night.
Deputies say both teens approached the entrance doors with weapons displayed and masks covering their faces. One of the teens pointed a gun at the store's security guard, who opened fire, striking both of them.
The 16-year-old was rushed to a hospital and later passed away.
Multiple sources tell KBTX the teen was enrolled in the Bryan school district last year and has been a student of Bryan High, Rudder High, and DAEP. He was enrolled in the Spring school district for this year.
The teen had family in both Brazos County and Harris County, and funeral services are planned next week in College Station.
The 18-year-old accomplice was shot in the calf and was caught as he was attempting to run away from the scene.
At last check, the security guard has not been charged with any crime. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the District Attorney's Office will determine if any charges will be filed.
Authorities have not publicly identified the teenagers.