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Witnesses: Port Arthur man died in restaurant shooting trying to protect children
KFDM News - The family of a Port Arthur man killed in a shooting at a Houston restaurant says he died while saving the lives of children.
Gunmen robbed customers at a Denny's late Monday night in Houston and killed 64-year-old Greig Placette.
The attackers also wounded a worker.
Witnesses say the men pointed guns at children, and Placette was shot in the chest as he stood in front of the terrified children to protect them.
Placette graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur and from Lamar University.
He's survived by a son, two sisters, four grandchildren and other relatives.
Clayton Thompson is handling funeral arrangements.
Visitation is Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Placette's funeral is Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Church in Port Arthur.