FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A man is dead and a woman hospitalized after a robbery at a supermarket in Fort Worth.
Police have identified the man killed as 26-year-old Raymond Huerta, of Fort Worth. The 26-year-old was killed trying to stop the robbery and protect the woman who witnesses say is his wife.
The shooting happened at the Save-A-Lot grocery store on James Avenue near Interstate-20.
According to police, they found Huerta dead “on the floor of the business” when they arrived.
A witness who spoke with CBS 11 News said he and a friend were at a home across the street from the grocery store when two men approached them. He said they both feared they were about to be robbed so his friend pulled out a gun and the suspects raw away.
A short time later he said he heard gunshots, ran over to the store and found a man shot in the head and a woman who looked as if she’d been beaten on the head and face with a gun.
An assistant store manager said two women were working at the store at the time of the robbery and that the man killed was the husband of one of those employees. Police say Huerta was concerned about his wife working late at night and was at the store to look out for her.
Fort Worth police have not given a description of the suspects – only that they’re looking for two men. Witnesses say the men may be driving a silver-colored Ford Taurus.