Unidentified Male, 36, Bayou Body Count No. 266

A Montrose storewoner stabbed to death a man who tried to shoplift some beer Sunday night, police say.

The man, accompanied by a woman, entered a convenience store in the 900 block of Richmond about 7:30 p.m. and tried to leave without paying. The storeowner got into a tussle with them, and stabbed the man.

The victim, whose name has not been released, staggered to a Shell station at Montrose and Richmond and collapsed. The woman was not injured.

The case is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed. HPD says it will be referred to a grand jury.

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