Unidentified Male, 34, Bayou Body Count No. 281
A Thanksgiving get-together turned deadly on the west side and a Harris County grand jury will decide if the shooter acted in self-defense.
The incident happened about 2 a.m. Thanksgiving morning in the 12800 block of Westleigh.
The identity of the deceased, 34, is being withheld pending verification.
HPD says the deceased man had been visiting for Thanksgiving and became belligerent with the homeowner.
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. Northwestern State Demons Basketball
TicketsMon., Dec. 19, 7:00pm
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. St. Thomas University Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Dec. 21, 7:00pm
Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
TicketsWed., Dec. 28, 8:00pm
Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee State Univ Blue Raiders Mens Basketball
TicketsThu., Jan. 5, 7:00pm
The homeowner, 39, got him outside and locked the door. The soon-to-be-dead guy (referred to by HPD as "the suspect") was outside yelling.
Let's let HPD take it from there:
The suspect then attempted to re-enter the residence and was told repeatedly by the homeowner to leave. The suspect then broke a front door window, reached inside and unlocked the door. The homeowner, fearing for his childrens' safety, retrieved his gun and continued to warn the suspect not to enter the home. The suspect ignored the warnings, forced open the front door and charged the homeowner, who fired his gun once, fatally striking the suspect.
View Larger Map
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.