HOUSTON (November 1, 2013) Police were investigating Friday after an off-duty Louisiana sheriff’s deputy who was visiting his brother in Houston shot a would-be robber to death.
Cortdalro Damarcel Brown, 25, of Houston tried to rob the Franklin Parish, La., deputy who was sitting in his car with his brother Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Houston apartment complex.
The 29-year-old deputy drew his own handgun as Brown approached, brandished a handgun and tried to rob the two men.
Brown died a short time later at a hospital of a gunshot wound to the chest.
The deputy’s name wasn’t released.