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Robbery at GameStop in North Shore leaves one dead, one arrested

DEPUTIES ARREST the second suspect in front of the GameStop store on Wallisville, the site of a robbery and shooting. (Photo by Juan DeLeon)
DEPUTIES ARREST the second suspect in front of the GameStop store on Wallisville, the site of a robbery and shooting. (Photo by Juan DeLeon)

HOUSTON (May 29) – One man was shot and killed, another arrested after gunfire was exchanged in the parking lot of a shopping center in Northeast Harris County.

According to HCSO reports, a 28-year-old Marine veteran was eating at a sandwich shop next door to the GameStop along Wallisville Road near the East Sam Houston Tollway last Thursday around 12:30 p.m. when he saw two men get out of their car and put on bandanas on their faces.

The Marine Veteran, whose name was not released, saw the two men enter the store, deputies said. Then, the veteran went to his truck to get his gun. He waited outside for the robbers. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the veteran who fearing for his life exchanged gunfire with the robber. The robber attempted to drive away on his vehicle but he was struck and killed as he was sitting inside the car; the second suspect ran when the shooting started.

The second suspect was caught moments later close to a fast food restaurant.

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Rotary hears about hurricane preparation

BILL WHEELER OF THE HARRIS COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT spoke to the North Shore Rotary on preparation of various emergencies, including Hurricanes.
BILL WHEELER OF THE HARRIS COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT spoke to the North Shore Rotary on preparation of various emergencies, including Hurricanes.

NORTH SHORE – Bill Wheeler, assistant director of the county Emergency Management office, spoke to Rotary about the 20 types of emergencies his office deals with in a year. OEM has about 20 employees, he said, and they are responsible for safety in 34 cities, 1200 MUD and PUD districts, 54 fire departments, and ultimately the lives of over 4 million people in Harris County.

The most recent disaster in the North Shore area was the tropical storm Allison, in June 2001 when 14 inches of rain fell in 3 hours in the Greens Bayou watershed. The resultant floods killed 23 people, and damaged 34,000 homes.

Other notable disasters included the hurricanes of 1900 in Galveston, 1983 Alicia in Houston, 2005 Katrina and Rita, and 2008 Ike.

His message to survive these disasters was simple:

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