WebXtra: Shootout erupts at East Texas convenience store - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

WebXtra: Shootout erupts at East Texas convenience store

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - The Nu-Way convenience store in Gladewater is operating like normal now, but on Easter Sunday, as many people were in church, it was the scene of a dangerous shootout and the clerk was right in the middle of it.

Qumar Zaman says around 10:30 Sunday morning, he was threatened at gunpoint by a suspect, demanding cash out of the register. Zaman did as he was told, then followed the suspect outside, where the shootout began.

Police say the suspect fired nine shots towards Zaman, but the store's owner wasn't letting him go without a fight. Zaman picked up his own gun, firing at the suspect who dropped a large amount of cash and fled the scene.

"It's lucky to me like God saved me," said Zaman. "The bullet passed over me like that. He shoot me 10, 11 times."

"It's a miracle," I said. 

"Yes ma'am, it's Holy Sunday, you know, everybody praying... but God saved me," he replied. 

"I hope maybe he'll be scared enough now that he won't be coming back to Gladewater to rob our convenience stores cause he doesn't know which ones are armed and will do what they can to protect their stores," said Gladewater Chief of Police Farrell Alexander.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the robbery. 

©2009 KLTV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Tyler police searching for suspect accused of theft

    Tyler police searching for suspect accused of theft

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:36:26 GMT

    Tyler police are looking for a theft suspect.  The theft occurred Saturday at 3300 Troup Highway.  The victim is described as a 85-year-old female. According to a report, the woman was followed into the restaurant by a Hispanic male. The male suspect then allegedly stole the victim's purse after she left it unattended.  A witness alerted the woman to the theft. The victim then checked the parking lot and discovered that her vehicle had been taken. The vehi...

    More >>

    Tyler police are looking for a theft suspect.  The theft occurred Saturday at 3300 Troup Highway.  The victim is described as a 85-year-old female. According to a report, the woman was followed into the restaurant by a Hispanic male. The male suspect then allegedly stole the victim's purse after she left it unattended.  A witness alerted the woman to the theft. The victim then checked the parking lot and discovered that her vehicle had been taken. The vehi...

    More >>
  • Veterans hold annual Buddy Poppy event

    Veterans hold annual Buddy Poppy event

    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-05-27 00:59:06 GMT

     In a tradition of spring, East Texas veterans organizations ask people to remember memorial day through accepting a symbol.  A flower.  Memorial day weekend, a time of reflection and honoring those who have fallen while serving our country.     The gift of a simple 'buddy poppy' has a deeply profound meaning for veterans. Thanks to a World War one officer. "The original story was written and thrown in the trash. John Mcrea dug ...

    More >>

    In a tradition of spring, East Texas veterans organizations ask people to remember memorial day through accepting a symbol. A flower. Memorial day weekend, a time of reflection and honoring those who have fallen while serving our country. The gift of a simple 'buddy poppy' has a deeply profound meaning for ve

    More >>
  • DPS: One dead in Smith County wreck

    DPS: One dead in Smith County wreck

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-05-26 15:33:18 GMT

    From the Texas Department of Public Safety: On May 25, 2018 at 2:32 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on IH-20, 10 miles east of the city of Lindale.

    More >>

    From the Texas Department of Public Safety: On May 25, 2018 at 2:32 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on IH-20, 10 miles east of the city of Lindale.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly