Customer shoots self at pharmacy counter
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Initially, a shooting call at the Walgreens Pharmacy near the intersection of Dulles Avenue and Lexington Boulevard on the edge of Missouri City was reported as a robbery, it was not.
Customers and employees fleeing the store, police cars flying to the scene, news trucks responding, and a community collectively holding their breath as reports of shots fired inside their a local Walgreens circulate. The initial call to police reported the incident as a robbery. Police received the 911 call at 1p.m., Thursday, April 5, reporting a robbery in progress.
According to Missouri City police authorities, as officers were responding to and arriving on the scene, they were told that shots had been fired inside the store.
What officers knew when they entered the store was a man had walked into the store, gone back to the pharmacy counter, displayed a weapon and then shots were fired.
As the case unfolded and the investigation ensued, police learned that the deceased man, whom had just been released from the hospital, had come to the store to fill a prescription.
While in the back of the store at the pharmacy counter he sent employees away, pulled a gun and took his life with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to police, there was no robbery, nor were employees or customers ever in danger. The case remains under investigation and the identity of the deceased has not been released.