Guy Pulls Gun to Rob Two Undercover Cops, Gets Shot to Death

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Bad choice of victim.
An armed guy with a bandana over his face picked the worst two people to try to rob last night: two undercover Houston cops.

The officers were in the back parking lot of a Gulf Freeway Luby's about 11 p.m. last night discussing an operation when they were approached by the man, police say.

When the robber pulled out his gun and demanded money, HPD says the two cops, "fearing for their safety, discharged their duty weapons and exchanged gunfire with the suspect."

It doesn't appear to have been a fair gunfight -- neither of the officers were hit. The robber, whose identity has not been released pending verification, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two officers are Sergeant L. Bronikowski, a 29-year vet, and Officer C. Cayton, a ten-year vet. The HPD Internal Affairs division, the Harris County DA's office and the homicide department will investigate the shooting.


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Radar45
Radar45

GOOD JOB MEN !!  One less scum bag!!

guest
guest

Seems like the "Wasn't a fair gunfight" was meant along the lines of "The robber got his @$$ handed to him...hahaha".  Not "Oh, what a poor criminal...I'm so sad."

Faubionsean
Faubionsean

Exactly, no one is rooting for johnny convict

Toby Dickens
Toby Dickens

I would love to hear the writer's definition of a "fair gun fight".  Or, was he rooting for the robber?   The bad guy lost, I can accept that as a good result. When pulling guns, fairness is being armed yourself.  Giving the thug a chance is not fair.

Mike C
Mike C

And what would be a "fair gunfight" in the eyes of the writer of this article? The criminal (an armed person, intent on breaking the law and possibly harming two innocent victims) chose to step outside the bounds of acceptable, civilized behavior. Anyone going there should be dealt with like the savage they are. That happened in this case. The criminal chose poorly, and paid the ultimate price for his bad decisions. No more innocent victims for this thug. Sounds eminently fair to me!

whamprod
whamprod

"Fair fight? Are you kidding? It's only fair if the victims get shot? What king of amoral cretin wrote this article?

Iknownothing99
Iknownothing99

"It doesn't appear to have been a fair gunfight -- neither of the officers were hit."

Dear Richard,You are an idiot.

Sincerely,Me.

Eric
Eric

"It doesn't appear to have been a fair gunfight -- neither of the officers were hit."

Clueless.  Utterly clueless.

guest
guest

Richard Connelly you're an idiot!! So you think it's a fair fight if the officers took a few? Keep your opinion out (for you know nothing about combat) of the news and just report it as it happened.

Hvale23
Hvale23

Did you really say it doesn't appear to be a fair gun fight? WTH are you kidding me. So would it be a fair gunfight if he tried to rob someone unarmed? What doesn't appear to be fair is that this guy was allowed to be out cause I'm sure he has a criminal back ground and this was not his first armed robbery. This guy got what he deserved. And now we have one less criminal on the street. GOOD JOB HPD. be safe put there. And THANK YOU for putting your life in danger to protect us.

DocChaos
DocChaos

This one is for the Darwin Awards. Stupid ways stupid people remove themselves from the gene pool. We're not safe yet. There are more.

It doesn't take a detective to figure this one out but it'll take a psychic to figure out why...

JH GordonJoe Detectivehttp://www.smashwords.com/book...

bigc
bigc

I wonder how many times a court appointed lawyer negotiated a plea bargain in an effort to continue this sleaze bag criminal career and fill his pockets with taxpayers money?

TOLDYA
TOLDYA

the cops are drinking your milkshake buddy

Jim C
Jim C

Contrary to popular relief, karma is not a goddess.  She's a bitch.

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