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Texas teen gets shot by his own gun while trying to steal fireworks

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 17:53:35-04

HOUSTON, Texas — A teen in Harris County, Texas tried to rob a firework stand and ended up getting shot in the face by his own gun.

According to CNN , the 19-year-old allegedly walked up to the firework stand and demanded cash around 4 pm on July 4. The employees initially complied, but the robber put his gun down to retrieve the money. This prompted another employee to quickly grab the gun and shoot the suspect in the face.

CNN reports that the suspect was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police are currently investigating.