Restaurant owner shot after confronting robbery suspect

Owner of Tokyo Steak House shot while trying to wrestle gun away from robber (Photo: SBG San Antonio)

A man was shot after trying to stop a suspected robber.

The shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. Thursday at Tokyo Steak House on the 9400 San Pedro. Police say the suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Noah Martinez, pulled a gun on a woman outside the restaurant and demanded her purse. The two then struggle over the purse, and the woman ran back inside the restaurant to tell her husband. According to police, the husband ran outside and got into a confrontation with Martinez, and Martinez shot him in the right leg and then ran off.

The victim was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center in stable condition. Police said the victims are the owners of the restaurant.

Police launched their Eagle helicopter and a K-9 unit to help search for Martinez. They spotted him at the Coronado Apartment on the 9500 Lorene and were able to arrest him. Police said Martinez will face a charge of aggravate robbery with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $75,000.

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