On Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:50 am, a black male, later identified as John Bell, entered the Latino Cellular, located at 6710 Hillcroft Avenue, in Houston, Texas. The male walked around the counter and told an employee to open the cash register. The employee refused to cooperate with the suspect and walked out of the store along with the other customers. Once outside, the employee locked the door, keeping the suspect from leaving and then called for police.
While police were enroute to the scene, the suspect shoots at the door lock in an attempt to escape, but was unsuccessful. The suspect then decides to pray, with no avail, and finally realizes that he’s going to jail and apologizes, which can all be heard on audio.