Syed Hussain, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 87

A gas-station employee who was shot during an afternoon robbery attempt Friday died a day later at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston police say.

Syed Hussain, 28, worked in a Chevron station in the 5400 block of the East Freeway. About 4:40 p.m. Friday, he was escorting a co-worker with a bag of cash to his vehicle, parked by one of the gas pumps.

They were approached by what HPD says was "a black male in his late 20s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build and wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants." As the three men scuffled over the bag, the suspect's small handgun went off and hit Hussain in the chest.

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The suspect ran off northward, without getting any of the cash.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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