An armored truck security officer was killed after being shot in the face Thursday, Oct. 24, during an ambush at northwest Houston fast-food restaurant. The Houston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying three men involved in a deadly robbery.

Loomis Cash Handling Company security officer Francis Hazzard, 68, was attacked after he walked out of a Popeyes restaurant toward his armored vehicle while carrying a black money bag at around 1:40 p.m. Police said all three suspects had concealed their faces and were all armed with guns.

Hazzard was fatally shot in the face. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

After shooting the guard, the three suspects grabbed some money and jumped into a champagne-colored Chevrolet Tahoe that was reported stolen a few days earlier and fled the scene, Assistant Police Chief Pedro Lopez, of the Houston Police Department said. The Tahoe was found abandoned not far from where the shooting happened.

On Friday, police released photos of the robbery. 

Surveillance photos released (Source: the Houston Police Department)

“These individuals are very dangerous,” Lopez said. 

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the Houston  Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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