Who killed Robin Baucom? Texas grandma, 59, shot dead while protecting coworker
Robin Baucom, a manager at Cracker Barrel and a dearly loved grandmother, was shot dead in a robbery near Houston. The 59-year-old woman attempted to help a colleague who was being robbed and ended up getting shot.
On January 15, when an employee arrived at the restaurant, a man got out of his car and tried to steal her purse. Baucom saw what was happening and went to unlock the front door to let her coworker inside, but the man forced his way through the door. Baucom pushed the man and he shot her in the chest, reports Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Baucom was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. She underwent surgery but was pronounced dead, as per the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE: The female who was shot at Cracker Barrel was a victim of an attempted robbery.— Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 (@Pct4Constable) January 15, 2022
The robbery suspect was trying to take the female's purse when the suspect shot her in the chest.
The female victim is currently undergoing surgery and listed to be in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/s3d1CvAaeX
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“She was my hero. She was my best friend. She knew everybody by name. She knew their families, their kids, their grandkids. She would have done anything in the world to protect any one of her employees or any one of us. This random guy saw her as an obstacle, but she was our world," Baucom's daughter Tina told KHOU at a candlelight vigil held in her honor.
Baucom leaves behind a husband, three children and three grandchildren. Family and friends state that she should be remembered for her bravery and heroic efforts in trying to protect her employees. Investigators say the shooter escaped in a metallic gray Dodge Charger. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shared surveillance images of the suspect and the vehicle involved in the shooting where the suspect is seen wearing a black hoodie, beanie, pants, and shoes. “We need this guy found before this happens to someone else," said her daughter Tina, demanding justice for the heartbreaking death of her mother.
The female shot this morning at the Cracker Barrel (14765 North Fwy) has been pronounced deceased at the hospital. These are images of the possible suspect & vehicle. Anyone with info is urged to call the @HCSOTexas Homicide Unit 713-274-9100 or CrimeStoppers 713-222-8477. pic.twitter.com/4sYaEZFMHa— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 15, 2022
“We can confirm that there was a criminal shooting at our Houston store on North Freeway prior to opening this morning which resulted in our store’s associate manager sustaining fatal injuries as she protected other employees from harm. All of Cracker Barrel is solely focused on supporting our manager’s family, her fellow employees, and local law enforcement as we grapple with this tragedy and grieve," said the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain, as reported by Click2Houston.