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HOUSTON – A customer credited with shooting and killing a robbery suspect at a restaurant left before police arrived.

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Houston police said a man walked into a taqueria just before 11:30 p.m. on Thursday wearing a mask and gloves, KRTK reported. Approximately 10 customers were inside at the time.

In surveillance video obtained by KHOU, the man is visible walking in and appears armed. Police said the robber demanded money and wallets from customers. As the man began to leave, the video shows a customer pulling out a gun and shooting the suspect.

The suspect died at the scene and has not been identified by police.

Houston Police Department Lt. R. Willkens told KTRK that the suspect was armed with a plastic gun, either an air-soft or BB gun.

The video obtained by KHOU shows the customers all leaving after the shooting. Police have asked for the people to come forward to give statements.

“It would be great if they would come back to the scene and talk to us or call HPD homicide,” Willkens told KABB. “They need to give us their statements, especially the individual who did the shooting and left.”