1 killed in shooting at Huntsville business

KBTX News 3 at Ten(Recurring)
Published: May. 29, 2023 at 10:22 PM CDT|Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 11:40 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - One person is dead after a shooting in Huntsville Monday night.

Huntsville Police say at 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at Mr. Nice Guys, a wellness shop that sells CBD and smoking accessories located on Highway 30. They found a person with several gunshot wounds inside the store and he was taken to the hospital.

Investigators learned through statements and video footage that the suspect came into the store, attacked the attendant and was subsequently shot. The suspect later died from his injuries.

Michael Martinez, the owner of Mr. Nice Guys in Huntsville, says his employee shot the suspect in self-defense.

“We don’t deal with a lot of issues like that. It’s an isolated incident in my opinion. We’ve been open for almost four years with our stores and this is the first time this has ever happened to an extreme like this. It’s upsetting, you know, you never want to go to the extent of having somebody take a life,” Martinez said. “My guy, he’s a little upset about what happened today, but it’s expected to be considered a circumstance.”

Police are still investigating the incident and have not released any names at this time. They’re asking anyone with information to contact Sgt. John Thompson at 936-291-5427.