Humble shootout suspects nabbed
- Written by Scott J. Engle
The Humble Police Department, along with the FBI and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, have arrested three people involved in an attempted armored car robbery that happened in Humble Monday, Oct. 7. Detective Squier with the Humble PD said one of the suspects, who was linked to the vehicle used in the robbery, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 10. Once he was in custody, the police quickly learned the identity of the other suspects and they were immediately apprehended. One of the suspects was shot in the shoulder during the gun battle but did not seek medical attention. He told police his girlfriend treated him. The three were identified as Bobby Gray, 26; Stephen Carter, 28; and William Williams, 27. The robbery took place Monday morning when the four attempted to rob an armored car parked at the Chase Bank, located at FM 1960 and U.S. 59. The guards were servicing the ATM machine at that location. Without warning, the men jumped out of their vehicle and immediately began firing behind the guards, taking them by surprise. At least one guard returned fire. One guard was shot and remains hospitalized. Customers in the nearby shopping center dodged bullets by hitting the ground or running inside businesses. Police say at least 15 shots were fired. The group then left the scene after one of their tires was shot out. They drove to Park Manor Nursing Home where they abandoned their vehicle, jumped the fence and got into a waiting get-away car driven by a female. Police have talked to her but as of yet, have not detained her. Humble police believe this was not the group’s first robbery and are not releasing mug shots until Tuesday in an effort to use the trio in a line up of other victims. All three are in the Harris County Jail, charged with aggravated robbery.