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Dispute Over Handicapped Spot at Houston Post Office Leads to Shooting

Dispute Over Handicapped Spot at Houston Post Office Leads to Shooting
A dispute over a handicapped parking spot in southeast Houston ended with a gunshot Wednesday night.

Around 8 p.m., Houston police responded to a shooting at a post office near Hobby Airport, at 4020 Broadway. Two men were arguing over the handicapped space when one of them, ostensibly fearing for his life, pulled out a gun and shot the other, police said.

“The argument escalated into a physical confrontation,” Homicide Division Officers C. Sharp and M. Arrington said in an emailed statement. “At that point, the [shooter] felt his life was in danger and shot the victim.”

No word yet on who the two men are, as police gave only their ages. The victim was 67; the shooter was 69.

The shooter was licensed to carry a concealed gun, police said. Officers released him after questioning.

The victim was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is expected to survive.
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Stephen Paulsen is a journalist and native Houstonian. He writes about crime, food, drugs, urban planning and extremists of all kinds. He covers local news for Houston Press and cannabis policy for Leafly.