Texas drive-in manager fatally shoots attacker during robbery attempt, deputies say

Deputies - Texas drive-in manager fatally shoots attacker during robbery attempt

HOCKLEY, Texas — A manager at a Texas drive-in movie theater fatally shot a man deputies said struck her with a baseball bat during an armed robbery attempt early Monday, authorities said.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, two managers were leaving the Showboat Drive-In in Hockley at 2:30 a.m. when one of them noticed someone inside the business office, KHOU reported. When the woman went to investigate, she was confronted by two men, the television station reported.

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One of the men began striking the woman with a baseball bat and the woman pulled out a gun and shot him, KTRK reported. The other man fled the office, the television station reported.

"At least one of them had a bat and hit her a couple times," a Sheriff's Office spokesman told KPRC. "That's when she pulled her gun out (and opened fire)."

Deputies are still searching for the second man, KTRK reported.