Police in Texas are investigating an apparent robbery of a couple outside of their home that left a suspect dead.
According to a release from the Garland Police Department, Quan Tran, 23, was outside of a residence on Hawaii Drive at about 10:30 pm on Sunday with his girlfriend waiting to buy a camera from someone who had advertised the item online. Instead of a camera hawker, police say a man later identified as Alexander Clair Bessenecker, 39, appeared with a gun demanding money.
The man “began assaulting Tran, threatening to shoot him and his girlfriend,” said police, which led Tran to produce a handgun of his own and shoot the robbery suspect. Although Garland Paramedics responded, the armed robber died of his wounds.