Houston police: Holdup men shoot armored car guard dead

HOUSTON (AP) — Police say they’re looking for three suspects in the fatal shooting of an armored car guard during a holdup in northwestern Houston.

A police statement says the Thursday afternoon shooting happened outside a Popeye’s restaurant.

Investigators say Francis Hazzard, a 68-year-old guard with Loomis Cash Handling Co., had just emerged from the restaurant with a black bag of cash in his hand. Three armed masked men approached him and tried to snatch the bag.

Hazzard resisted, and a struggle ensued until one of the masked men shot Hazzard once in the face. As Hazzard fell to the ground, he dropped the bag and his own weapon.

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The suspects grabbed the bag and fled in a champagne-colored Chevrolet Tahoe before switching to a black 2014 Chevrolet Impala.