Handgun Permit Holder Shoots Man Who Attacked Him in Convenience Store

posted by 1200 WOAI -

A man who police say carried a valid handgun permit was forced to use it during an altercation at an east side convenience store overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say a man began hassling the permit holder as he walked into the Smart Stop convenience store at New Braunfels and Gibbs.

Detectives say the man in his 20s followed the permit holder into the convenience store and continued yelling at him, and at one point the man pulled a gun and started shooting at the permit holder.

The permit holder pulled his legally carried handgun and returned fire, hitting the man who had been harassing him twice.

The man staggered out into the parking lot, where he collapsed and died.

A person who had just pulled into the parking lot was hit by a stray bullet and was rushed SAMMC with serious but non life threatening wounds.

Police don't know whether this was a robbery attempt, or why the man was hassling the permit holder.

The man with the handgun permit was not hurt, and neither were the two employees who were inside the store.Detectives are investigating, but say right now, it looks like a case of self defense.

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