Unidentified Man, 20, Burglary Suspect Shot By Owner, Bayou Body Count No. 91

A 20-year-old man caught breaking into a house was shot to death by the homeowner, and a second burglary suspect was injured, Houston police say.

HPD says the man, whose identity has not been released, had broken through the glass door of a house in the 2000 block of Tuam about 6 p.m. Thursday despite the shouts of the homeowner, 39.

"The homeowner, fearing for his life, fired several shots and struck both suspects," HPD says. "One suspect collapsed at the scene and was transported to the hospital where he died. The second suspect fled the scene in a gold vehicle, which was discovered a short distance away."

The second suspect, 21, is expected to survive his injuries.

No charges have been filed, and an investigation is continuing. The case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

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