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Would-Be Thieves Find Out the Hard Way That Sticking Up a Retired Federal Agent Is a Bad Idea

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"You know most people don't expect you to have a weapon to defend yourself..."

Would-be robbers in Texas learned quickly that sticking up a retired federal agent and his family is a terrible, terrible idea.

One suspect has been caught and faces multiple charges, according to investigators.

Investigators say the retired agent and his family had just gotten back from a funeral when several masked suspects approached them and demanded the agent hand over his money.

At least one suspect was armed with a gun – but was apparently no match for the retired agent who was armed with a handgun of his own.

"I was watching TV and I heard three gunshots, quick rapid gun shots and that's what made me get up and see what was going on. But that point you just see a bunch of people standing outside," said one neighbor.

Neighbors were surprised by the attempted mugging, but not with how things ended.

"The suspect actually fired at him first and then the retired federal agent returned fire, striking the suspect at least twice, causing the suspect to flee," said Deputy Cooke with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

One of the suspects, a 19-year-old, later checked into a nearby hospital for bullet wounds to his butt and legs. That’s where deputies caught and arrested him.

Meanwhile, the retired agent’s neighbors are happy he stood up to the attack and sent a message.

"You know most people don't expect you to have a weapon to defend yourself as long as you have a concealed gun, gun license. Well, that's what we have," one neighbor told click2houston.com.

As of this writing, deputies are working to track down the other suspects. The name of the one suspect in custody has not yet been released to the public:

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