According to KPRC, the resident of an apartment in the 13900 block of Hillcroft Avenue was home alone at around 9:30 a.m. when the suspect used a crowbar to pry open his locked door.
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Upon realizing what was happening, the resident grabbed a gun and opened fire on the would-be home invader after he entered the apartment. The suspect ran off, but he quickly collapsed just 10 yards away from the apartment and died at the scene.
“I’m a single woman and I thought I was moving to a decent place, but things happen everywhere,” neighbor Kimberly Goodall told KPRC. “That’s really horrifying. I hate to hear that anybody’s life has been taken, but it’s almost your life or theirs, so it’s a decision you have to make and live with.”
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KPRC says Houston police are investigating the shooting, but the resident is not facing any charges. Police believe the suspect went door-to-door searching for an empty home in the neighborhood. Unfortunately for him, he chose wrong.
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