By Jenn Jacques
A teenage employee of the popular food chain Subway was shot dead Wednesday night as he defended his mother from an armed robber.
The victim, identified as Javier Flores, was a student at Cesar Chavez High School and worked at the Subway restaurant with his mother.
“He was a good, really good friend,” said Helizander Rodriguez. “He took a bullet for his mom.”
“I call him my hero just for doing that,” said Endy Herrera.
According to the Houston Police Department, it was around 8 p.m. when the 18-year-old was working at the restaurant and was shot in the neck by one of two robbery suspects.
Police said the victim’s mother was also working in the restaurant when the suspects walked in.
“During the robbery, it appears the black males entered the store, pointed a gun at a female employee who ended up being the victim’s mother. (The victim) tried to intervene and when he confronted the guy with the gun, he was shot,” said Detective David Crowder.
“They’re out here working and doing what they’re supposed to be doing and then these two suspects came in and cut that short and certainly there was nothing in there that was worth the life of the 18 …Read the Rest
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