Gun-toting Texas granny shoots dead an armed robber who tried to hold up her food truck by prying open the closed window to fire shots inside
- Keshondra Turner, 53, was cooking in her soul food truck at 1pm on Tuesday when a man attempted to hold up the business and fire his weapon at her
- The assailant’s gun jammed allowing Turner time to reach for her firearm and shoot several rounds at the criminal
- The 23-year-old would-be robber was declared dead on the scene and Turner was taken to a local hospital for a panic attack
A Texas grandma with a gun took down an armed robber Tuesday who had attempted to hold up her family-owned soul food truck.
The woman, Keshondra Howard Turner, 53, was cooking around 1pm inside the ‘Elite Eats and Cold Treats’ truck in a Houston parking lot when a 23-year-old man drove up alongside the vehicle.
The man asked what was on the menu, but as Turner attempted to show the man, he pulled a handgun on her and the other employee working in the truck.
The would-be assailant got out of his car and demanded cash.
Turner quickly shut the food truck’s open window, but the man forced it open, stuck his weapon inside the truck and tried to fire.
Keshondra Howard Turner, 53, was cooking in her soul food truck at 1pm on Tuesday when a man attempted to hold up the business and fire his weapon at her
The gun jammed, which was when Turner, who is licensed to carry a handgun, drew her own weapon and shot the man several times.
The young man took a few steps back from the truck before collapsing about 50 feet away, which was where authorities found him and pronounced him dead.
Turner suffered from panic-attack induced chest pains, brought on by the shooting, and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Police say they do not expect her to be charged because she fired her weapon in self-defense.
Law enforcement officers did not file any charges against Turner, but did stick around to gather evidence, which they will present to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Derick Howard, Turner’s son, said it was divine intervention that had saved his mother.
The suspect’s black truck with bullet holes through the glass is scene at the crime scene
Keshondra Turner is scene here posed against her food truck and sporting a shirt with its name and logo
Investigators collect evidence from the scene of the incident. Turner was not charged and likely will not be for her self-defense actions
The full southwest Houston parking lot crime scene
‘She’s a Godly woman, that’s why the gun jammed – because God jammed it,’ he told a local news outlet.
‘My momma is a great person, you know? Good-hearted, looking out for everybody. She’d give the shirt off her back,’ he said, adding that his mother would not have opened fire unless she had no other choice.
The Turner family started their soul food truck and take-out business three years ago and have operated out of a parking lot in southwest Houston without incident until Tuesday.