Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Houston Area: Having a Gun Handy Saves Family, as 21-Year-Old Son Kills Home Invader

Posted by Nicholas Stix

Readers at KPRC/click2houston were suspicious about this one. The mother has an Eastern European accent, and the two surviving suspects are both white—in Harris County? The readers think this home invasion was anything but random, and I agree. But no further information has been forthcoming.

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Intruder shot, killed in northwest Harris County
Deputies: Motive for break-in unclear
February 22, 2013 6:31:45 a.m. CST; updated at 4:30:52 p.m. CST
Man fatally shoots intruder


One man was killed and two others were taken into police custody after a home invasion in northwest Harris County.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said three men forced their way through the front door of a home on Brook Garden Lane and Cloudbrook Lane around 8 p.m. Thursday.

A father, mother, and their 21-year-old son were at home at the time, officials said.
"I never thought about it ... that it will happen to us," said the mother.

The son grabbed his father's gun and fought back.

"My son hid the gun and he was behind me," the mother said "The (intruder) came into the bedroom and said, 'I'm not going to hurt you -- lay down.'"

The mother said she was pushed to the ground and her son shot the man. The intruder, whose name has not been released, died.

The family then called 911 for help.

Detectives said the other two suspects jumped in their a sport utility vehicle and took off. Deputies spotted the SUV leaving the area and the men were stopped and detained.

The motive for the home invasion remains under investigation, deputies said.

The family was not hurt. The 21-year-old will not face any charges, investigators said.

[Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this story.]

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