HOUSTON, TX Dec 9 2016– An attempt to arrest suspected armored truck robbery suspects has left one man is dead in northwest Houston Wednesday morning.
The shooting happened at about 11 a.m. near the intersection of Imperial Valley Drive and East Sam Houston Parkway when officers attempted to arrest three people police believe were connected to a string of armored car robberies in the Houston area.;
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, said several officers, including members of SWAT, were in place at two banks in north Houston as part of an investigation into the robberies.
Acevedo said officers drove an armored truck to the Amegy Bank located at the intersection, and several armed men tried to rob the truck.
A SWAT sniper was positioned on a roof nearby and fired two shots at the would-be robbers as officers on the ground moved in to make the arrest.
One of the men fled from the scene, but was later caught by police.
Simultaneously, police moved into to arrest a man who was parked at an apartment complex, and was an accomplice to the other men.
Acevedo said the man pulled out a gun and exchanged fire with the officers, and sustained several gunshot wounds.
He was taken to Ben Taub hospital where he died.
The men who were arrested were identified as Marc Anthony Hill, 46, Trayvees, Duncan-Bush, 29, and Nelson Alexander Polk, 37.
The fourth man, who fled and was later apprehended, was identified as John Edward Scott, 40, according to the Harris County District Attorney's office.
All of then faces charges of conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery and aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence, according to officials.
If convicted the men could face 20 years in federal prison for the robbery, officials said.