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HOUSTON – A man was hospitalized late Wednesday after being shot in the face while attempting to rob another man, according to Houston police.

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At a news briefing published by KABB, Houston police Lt. R. Wilkens said the incident happened just before 11 p.m. at the Shell gas station near the intersection of Airport and Monroe boulevards.

Citing the victim, surveillance video and witness testimony, Wilkens said a man armed with a gun approached another man after getting out of a car at the Shell gas station.

“He walks up to (the would-be victim) briskly, pulls up his shirt, has a gun and tells him to give him all his belongings,” Wilkens said. “Our … robbery complainant was defending himself. He had a pistol as well. He shot one time (and) hit (the robbery suspect) in the face.”

The injured man, described as a “younger adult male,” was taken to a hospital for treatment of his wound.

“He’s at the hospital (and) going to live,” Wilkens said Wednesday. “He’s conscious and breathing right now.”

Police expect to charge the man, who was not immediately identified.

Officers took the shooter into custody Wednesday as part of their investigation. Wilkens said he was “being extremely cooperative,” and that investigators found he had no known criminal history.

No charges are expected to be filed against the shooter, KTRK-TV reported.