Suspects forced their way into a home in East Houston at around 1am Central time, and a shootout ensued, police said.
‘The homeowner it appears have defended himself,’ Houston Police Department homicide detective Travis Miller told
The homeowner, who later realized he was familiar with multiple men involved in the incident, was not hurt.
Names of the men involved have not been released at this time.
A Texas homeowner, 20, fatally shot three men and wounded two others, all of whom are suspects in an alleged home invasion against the shooter in Houston on Saturday
‘The homeowner it appears have defended himself,’ Houston Police Department homicide detective Travis Miller said
Two men wearing ski masks broke into the home demanding cash, the male homeowner said, at which point he grabbed his firearm and started shooting.
The homeowner said that he used a ‘fully-loaded AK-47’ to take down the alleged assailants, saying that the two men were shooting back at him as they fled to the outdoors.
‘We have multiple, multiple shell casings from several different types of guns,’ Miller said.
One neighbor said he had to come outside to be sure he wasn’t dreaming as the shots rang out.
‘I hear about five or six gunshots,’ he said. ‘I’m sure there more before that.’
People near the scene were crying and embracing in the street, amongst police caution tape and evidence markers.
People near the scene were crying and embracing in the street, amongst police caution tape and evidence markers
The homeowner said that he believed he was targeted by the suspects for money and jewelry
One suspect was found dead in front of the home. The others fled the scene in an SUV, as well as on foot.
The SUV crashed into a pole, and one suspect was found dead inside of it.
A third suspect got out of the SUV, attempted to run, but collapsed, and died later at a hospital.
The two remaining suspects were taken to a hospital, as well, with injuries.
The homeowner said that he believed he was targeted by the suspects for money and jewelry.
The home where the incident occurred is located on Sherman Street near 71st Street, Click2Houston reported.
An investigation into the incident remains ongoing, police said.