Â A tow truck driver is in critical condition after he was shot by a would be robber this morning, Newsradio 1200 WOAI's Michael Main reports.
Â It happened on the northwest side, near Callaghan and Flynn, which is just inside Loop 410 across the highway from Ingram Park Mall.
Â Police say the 40 year old victim was working on his truck about 1AM when an armed man approached, jammed a gun in the guy's face, and demanded money.
Â The man said he didn't have any money, and while they were arguing, the man's wife came out of the house to see what the commotion was about.
Â When the gunman wheeled to confront her, the man grabbed a tire iron.Â But when he raised his arm to attack the gunman, the robber fired once, shooting him in the neck.
Â The man was rushed to the hospital.Â The gunman fled and has not been captured.Â The victim's wife was not hurt.