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Guard killed during failed armored-car robbery

HOUSTON – An armored car guard was killed during an attemped robbery at an ATM Chase machine in nort Houston.

According to Houston police, the fatal shooting happened at 5207 Airline Drive about 12 p.m. on Friday, March 18.

Three men were waiting in the parking lot of the Chase bank, Houston police said.

Melvin Moore, 32, an employee of Loomis armored car company, was servicing a drive-up ATM at a Chase bank on Airline Drive. While tending to the machine, an unknown male suspect exited the back seat of a black, four-door car and shot Moore. The suspect then got back in the vehicle, which fled westbound toward Highway 45 N., officials said.

Moore was then transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he died.

The driver of the Loomis truck remained in the vehicle. The suspects did not get away with any cash.

The shooter is described only as a black male.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.