Shootout Between Homeowner, Armed Burglars in Harris County, TX

Two armed burglars kicked in the front door of a home in Harris County, Texas, only to come face-to-face with an armed homeowner.

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A homeowner in northeast Harris County, Texas opened fire on two armed burglars after they kicked in his front door.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the incident occurred around 4:10 a.m. Tuesday morning at a home located in the 14100 block of Merry Meadow. Sgt. J. McCaffrey of the Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 3 said a family was asleep when the suspects busted the door open and began firing.

Fortunately, the homeowner — who was asleep on the couch at the time — woke up, managed to grab his handgun and opened fire. He shot 10 rounds at the home invaders.

The two suspects quickly fled the scene and piled into a blue sedan driven by a third suspect. The homeowner gave chase, but they got away.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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As the Chronicle notes, there were three children and a woman inside the home at the time, in addition to the homeowner. The family told investigators they had recently moved into the house.

Police are still looking into possible motives for the attempted home invasion.

[h/t to BearingArms.com]

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