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Robin Baucom : Heroic grandmother, is shot dead by mugger at Texas Cracker Barrel where she worked for 34 years after she tried to stop co-worker Wiki, Bio, Age Family Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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A grandmother was shot and killed Saturday morning at the restaurant where she worked for the last 34 years after she tried to help a co-worker who had just arrived at work escape from a gunman trying to rob them outside.

Robin Baucom, 59, was shot in the torso and rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where she later died, according to Harris County deputies.

The incident occurred at a Cracker Barrel on the North Freeway in Houston after Buacom’s colleague arrived around 6:15 a.m. m., reports KTRK.

Agents say the co-worker was suddenly approached by a man in the passenger seat of a 2018 or newer metallic gray Dodge Charger. The man allegedly got out of the car and tired to grab the employee’s bag.

Baucom, a restaurant manager who was already inside, let her employee in and opened the door to prevent the man from entering. She then pulled out a gun a shot Baucom.

Authorities are still searching for the shooter. Baucom is survived by a husband, three children and three grandchildren, , according to KHOU.

The identity of Baucom’s co-worker is not yet known.

‘Our condolences go out to her family. Sad to think that these victims were just starting their day, working,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter, along with surveillance photos of a suspect, dressed in all black, and his gateway vehicle.

Family and friends gathered outside the southern food  restaurant for a vigil on Sunday.

Mourners were seen holding balloons and hugging each other at the scene of the deadly shooting.

‘It was such a senseless way to lose your life. He was just trying to go to work for a living,” Robin’s sister, Gail Baucom, said through tears in an interview with KTRK.

Gail said that Robin worked at the restaurant for more than three decades, describing it as Robin’s second home.

“She is our hero and we hope that she will be remembered as a hero because she lost her life trying to protect her employees and Cracker Barrel. She always took care of business where she was needed,” Gail wrote about her sister. according to KPRC.

“She would have done anything in the world to protect her employees from any of us,” said Tina, Robin’s daughter, at Sunday’s vigil.

“When I was starting kindergarten, she started at Cracker Barrel part time. She bought me clothes for back to school. It was supposed to be a couple of months. Thirty-four years later, a heart attack, and she’s back.

Baucom’s brother, Billy Crumpton, said: “The greatest love a person can have is to lay down her life for another person; and that is exactly what she did.

She came to work as usual. The car got there and stole a bag from the worker letting them into the store. She pushed the worker into the store and was struggling with the guy who was trying to push him so he could close the door and lock it. And she stuck a gun in there and shot him,” Crumpton told KRIV, adding that the pair were close.

Statement

Cracker Barrel acknowledged Baucom’s death in a statement released to the media.

“We can confirm that there was a criminal shooting at our Houston store on North Freeway prior to opening on Saturday morning, resulting in our store associate manager sustaining fatal injuries while protecting other employees from harm.

“All of Cracker Barrel is focused solely on supporting our manager’s family, her co-workers and local law enforcement as we deal with this tragedy and grief”.

The North Freeway store will be closed for at least a week and employees will be paid as usual, the company said .

 

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