09/14/2011

Cops ID robbery suspect shot to death by off-duty officer

By Rucks Russell
KHOU 11 News

SOUTH HOUSTON — Police have identified a robbery suspect who was killed by an off-duty policer after shooting shot two customers inside a South Houston convenience store.

Police said Officer Paul Brantley was pumping gas when the shootings happened inside the CITGO on 500 College near Dallas Street.

According to investigators, the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Daniel Torres, robbed the store and shot two customers inside. Brantley, an eight-year veteran of the South Houston Police Department, confronted Torres as he attempted to flee.

“It’s like being in the right place at the right time,” said South Houston Police Chief Herbert Gilbert.

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