Clerk shoots would-be robber at gas station in northeast Houston: HPD

Houston police say a gas station clerk shot a would-be robber at a northeast Houston gas station. 

According to HPD Detective Erik Westrup, this all began down the street from the convenience store when the man tried to steal a woman's car.

The suspect then went to the V-Stop store, located in the 3100 block of E. Crosstimbers near Curry Road, and the clerk called police saying the man was acting erratically.

When the manager showed up, police say the suspect got behind the counter in an attempt to rob the store.

The manager went out to his vehicle and got a gun.

Westrup says when the would-be robber lunged at him, the manger fired two shots.

He was taken to the hospital and his current condition is unknown 

Police say he may have been under the influence or has some type of mental issue.

The shooting will be reviewed by a Harris County Grand Jury.