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Man In A Critical Condition After Being Shot By A Gun Owner: Houston Police

A man is in critical condition after he threatened a gun owner with a gun during an argument Saturday afternoon, the Houston Police Department has said.

Houston police said the shooting was reported at a place of business where the gun owner worked in the 8500 block of West Montgomery Road around 1 p.m. The gun owner told investigators that he pulled out a gun and shot the man in self-defense, Click 2 Houston reported.

Police said the 27-year-old man walked into the business and asked associates about the 59-year-old man’s whereabouts. Police said the man 59-year-old man was outside on a work break when he and the 27-year-old got into an argument. Police said the 27-year-old pulled out a gun during the fight.

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According to police, the 59-year-old man then also pulled out a gun he owned and shot the man in self-defense. The man who was shot crashed his vehicle in an attempt to flee but then fled the scene on foot, police said.

Officers later caught him in the area and paramedics took him to a nearby hospital, police said.

The gun owner also left the scene after the shooting but returned to answer questions and give a statement, the police confirmed.

There are no charges filed as the investigation continues. Houston Police are asking anyone who has information about the shooting. Anyone who has information may call the Houston Police Department Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.