A woman came to the aid of her husband when she found that he was being robbed inside a southeast Houston Denny’s early Thursday morning.
The couple was having breakfast with the man’s brother around 4 a.m. The woman got up from the table to go to the restroom and when she returned her husband was face down on the floor with six armed men attempting to rob him.
So the woman, who has a valid concealed carry permit, pulled out her own gun and opened fire on the group of suspects. After an exchange of gunfire the suspects took off with some jewelry they had taken before she had interrupted them.
“She said she came out of the restroom and saw my brother on the floor. That’s when she started doing what she gotta do. She got a license and she’ll do anything to protect her kids and my brother,” the woman’s brother-in-law, who did not wish to be identified, said.
Although nobody was hit, the exchange resulted in bullets being sprayed across the parking lot, hitting windows of the restaurant and several cars parked outside.
Police confirmed that there was a shootout, but did not say how many shots were fired or how many of the suspects were armed.
It appears that the motive was robbery, but the woman’s brother-in-law isn’t so sure. “I don’t know if it was random, or he was followed, or someone set him up. Cause he got his own record label,” he said.
The couple, who is still shook up over the ordeal, is thankful that nobody was injured during the incident. The woman’s brother-in-law is grateful that she was armed and told reporters that he believes she saved his brother’s life.
The investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed against the woman, who shot in self-defense of her husband.