Authorities say a employee was shot by a man who was shoplifting at a Lowe's at Gulfgate Center Mall.
According to the Harris County Pct. 6 Constable's Office, the employee approached the suspect at the door and that's when the victim was met with gunfire by the suspect.
Deputies say the employee was shot in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital where he is in surgery.
The constable's office is asking for the public's help identifying a person of interest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pct. 6 Constable's Office at (713)274-3400.
PLEASE SHARE: Deputies hunting for person of interest in shoplifting shooting at Lowe’s near I-610 and I-45 in Houston. Deputies say man tried to steal drill. When employee tried to stop him, he shot the employee in the abdomen. pic.twitter.com/NSWGqGgoP5— Ivory Hecker FOX 26 (@IvoryHecker) January 1, 2019