Robbery gone bad (for the robbers) in Houston. Store owner used handgun to put one down and fight his way to his shotgun, then finished the fight dropping the other two. khou.com staff khou.com Posted on December 17, 2010 at 12:49 PM Related: Crime scene photos: 3 robbery suspects shot 3 robbery suspects shot, killed during jewelry store holdup Gallery See all 2 photos » HOUSTON – Police on Friday identified two of three robbery suspects who were gunned down by a jewelry store owner in east Houston Thursday afternoon, and investigators said there may be a fourth suspect who got away. Around 2 p.m. Thursday, police said Nelson Tambora-Ramiro, 21, Onilton Castillano, 38, and a still-unidentified third suspect were killed when they attempted to rob the Castillo Jewelry store in the 4500 block of Canal Street. Investigators said two of the suspects posed as customers, and as store owners Ramon and Eva Castillo were assisting them, the third suspect entered the store, pulled out a gun and announced it was a robbery. One of the other two suspects also pulled out a pistol, and the three forced the Castillos into the office area of the store. Police said the suspects started tying Eva Castillo up and told Ramon Castillo to put his hands behind his back. But Mr. Castillo used that opportunity to reach into his back waistband, pull out his pistol and shoot one of the suspects. Police said the other two suspects started shooting at Ramon Castillo, who returned fire as he made his way to a shotgun he kept in the store. Once he got the shotgun, police said Mr. Castillo killed the two remaining suspects. Ramon Castillo suffered critical gunshot wounds to his stomach, shoulder and legs and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. He’s expected to survive. Eva Castillo was not injured. Investigators said a possible fourth suspect, who may have been acting as the getaway driver, got away in a gold, square-body, four-door sedan from the early 90s – possibly a Nissan or a Toyota. At the scene of the robbery, police said Mr. Castillo’s courage saved his wife’s life. "You have a store owner who protected his wife and protected himself," said HPD spokesperson Kese Smith. "Who knows what they were going to do after this? They are very fortunate." "It is an incredible story – a man clearly defending his business, clearly defending his wife and himself," HPD Det. Fil Waters said. Neighbors called Ramon Castillo a hero. They said their area is overrun with criminals, and Thursday’s robbery wasn’t the first time Ramon Castillo’s business has been targeted. "It’s about time he did something about it," neighbor Theresa Arellano said. "He was waiting for them this time. They didn’t get away. What can I say? I feel bad for the families, but when you play rough there are bad things that can happen," another neighbor said. Yet another neighbor, who would not provide a name, said the suspects got what they deserved. "Criminals pack guns, but they’re not the only ones. They gotta realize that, gotta always remember that, there’s gonna be a time when it’s gonna be their time. Not only the ones they try to rob," he said. Police were asking anyone with information on this case or the whereabouts of the fourth suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 or HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600.