Police kill 2 robbery suspects at store on North Freeway

HOUSTON–Two robbery suspects were killed during a police involved shooting in North Houston last Thursday night, three other suspects were arrested.

The fatal shooting occurred at 11314 North Freeway about 6:45 p.m.

According to Houston Police, two suspects in custody, Lontay Lavelle Young, 32, and Ross Anthony White-Leonard, 25, are charged with aggravated robbery. A third suspect, Barry Jones, 23, was wounded and is currently at Memorial Hermann Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, is also facing charges.

HPD Homicide Division Officers C. Sharp and M. Arrington reported:

North Patrol Division Tactical Unit officers were investigating a crew of robbery suspects, which led them to a vehicle in the parking lot in front of the Affordable Furniture Store located at the 11314 North Freeway. When officers found the vehicle, they observed it was not occupied and believed the suspects were in the commission of a robbery. Officers began setting up tactical positions in the parking lot. As officers were approaching the furniture store, the suspects exited the store and began engaging the officers. Officers observed the suspects fleeing the location were armed with guns and actively engaging the officers. Officers discharged their weapons at the suspects, striking four of the five suspects. Two suspects were pronounced dead at the scene, one suspect (Jones) was transported to an area hospital and one suspect (White-Leonard) was treated on the scene for a minor grazing gunshot wound. Suspect Young was not injured.

Investigations continue.