Dallas Store Owner Kills Robber – Wife Held at Gunpoint
Dallas Store Owner Kills Robber -Wife Held at Gunpoint
Convenience store owner Bunthan Te shot at robbers who held his wife at gunpoint. One suspect died after an exchange of gunfire, the other two fled the scene.
The beginning of the shootout
At around 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, two men entered the Shop-N-Go in Dallas, Texas. One man was in the getaway car outside. One jumped over the counter and held his wife at gunpoint in an attempt to get at the cash register.
Te was at the back of the store when the incident occurred, and grabbed his gun. He reportedly ran toward the cooler with the other suspect following him. Te struggled with getting the gun out of the holster.
By the time he got to the cooler, the suspect started shooting. Te was able to free the gun and return fire.
Saving his wife
The suspect fled and Te returned to the front of the store to check on his wife. The suspect who had held her at gunpoint was still there, so Te opened fire a second time and an exchange of gunfire ensued.
The second suspect ran out of the store, but it wasn’t until after Te ran out after him that he realized the suspect, who collapsed in the parking lot, had been shot. Meanwhile, the remaining two suspects fled from the scene, leaving their wounded accomplice behind.
When police arrived, they found the suspect lying in the parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene, but has not yet been identified. The remaining two suspects are still at large.
Isn’t ‘fond of guns’
Bunthan Te, who is from Cambodia, says he isn’t fond of guns, as other Asian store owners have stated on several occasions. He keeps it for his protection. The fact that both Te and his wife escaped this robbery with no injuries shows that whether they like the guns or not is irrelevant: it saved their lives.