Suspect arrested for murder of Subway employee shot trying to protect mom

  Jeffery Archangel has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a Houston sandwich store employee as he tried to protect his mother who worked at the same shop

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HOUSTON -- Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a Houston sandwich store employee as he tried to protect his mother who worked at the same shop. 

Houston police announced a capital murder warrant for Jeffery Archangel Friday morning, and the 25-year-old surrendered Friday afternoon. Police say the case involves the Feb. 22 fatal shooting during an attempted armed robbery. 

Police Chief Art Acevedo said the murder weapon was found at Archangel's home, CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reports.

"We believe we have the right suspect," he said during a press conference Friday afternoon. "A search of Archangel's home, the suspect's home, resulted in the recovery of the murder weapon. Quite frankly, that's when we were able to charge him with capital murder."

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A Subway restaurant in Houston is shown where a teen worker was shot and killed in front of his mom during an armed robbery Wed., Feb. 22, 2017.

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Acevedo said multiple witnesses have placed the suspect at the scene of both robberies on Feb. 22. 

Police say the victim, 18-year-old Javier Flores, and his mother were alone at the shop and preparing to close when two gunmen burst in. The mother was held at gunpoint and Flores was shot while trying to intervene. Both suspects then fled. 

Online records didn't immediately list bond or attorney information for Archangel, who was charged Thursday while still at large. 

 Police said the other suspect is still at large.