Gunfire erupted in a Houston-area fast food restaurant Monday night, leaving one person dead and two others wounded.
According to KPRC Houston, a robbery task force tracked several suspected thieves to a Jack in the Box in northwest Harris County.
A sheriff's statement Tuesday said three teenage suspects, wearing hoodies and bandannas, were seen running toward the fast-food restaurant.
Authorities say two of the teens were armed and took money from the cash drawers.
Officers confronted the fleeing teens, who then fired on the officers, according to the sheriff's department. The officers then returned fire, hitting all three teens.
Officials said a 16-year-old died at a hospital and a 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition. A 17-year-old who suffered lesser injuries and an unharmed 18-year-old were charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
No officers were hurt in the exchange.
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