Good Samaritan shot while rescuing woman being attacked by husba - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Good Samaritan shot while rescuing woman being attacked by husband

Posted: Updated:
Credit: Malini Basu/ KHOU 11 News Credit: Malini Basu/ KHOU 11 News
Credit: Malini Basu/ KHOU 11 News Credit: Malini Basu/ KHOU 11 News
Credit: Malini Basu/ KHOU 11 News Credit: Malini Basu/ KHOU 11 News
Credit: Malini Basu/ KHOU 11 News Credit: Malini Basu/ KHOU 11 News
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:44:03 GMT
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
  • Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:54:43 GMT
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:45:11 GMT
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>

HOUSTON (KHOU) — A good Samaritan was shot Friday morning while rushing to help a woman being attacked by her estranged husband at a strip center in northwest Harris County.

A woman who worked at a nail salon in the 3000 block of FM 1960 at Aldine Westfield saw her estranged husband pull up in a silver pickup truck. Frightened, she immediately locked the front door. The husband began shooting, shattering the window to the nail salon, deputies said.

He was dragging his wife out of the salon when two good Samaritans from the barber shop next door rushed in and tackled him. There was a struggle and one of the men was shot in the head.

He was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital and is expected to survive.

Henry McHenry was the other hero who risked his life. He works at the barber shop and is friends with the gunman's estranged wife.

"She been coming to me for a couple of months about the domestic abuse she be going through and how bad things were," McHenry said. "She knew it was going to escalate and become bad."

Trong Nguyen owns the nail salon. His brother is the suspect and his sister-in-law was the target.

"I'm hurt for their family," Nguyen said. "I think my brother, he think like when he have the job, he don't want the wife to work no more because they have to take care of the kids."

A witness leaving nearby Gold's Gym witnessed the chaos.

"The guy who did the shooting was struggling trying to get up because he knew people were dialing 911. I was trying to call police, I was on the phone with emergency response," the witness said. "And he was struggling trying to get up and the guy held him down even more, and the next thing you know, I heard sirens and the police came."

The suspect was taken into custody. Deputies said he also had a rifle in his pickup.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.