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.
UPDATE: So turns out, 2 managers were closing up shop here at Showboat Drive-In Theater in #Hockley when one of them came face-to-face w/ the 2 would-be robbers. They broke into office, she went to check, & was confronted by one guy swinging a bat at her. #Khou11 #htownrush pic.twitter.com/A9plrCdJt7— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) September 16, 2019
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.
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