Unidentified Robbery Suspect Shot By Homeowner, Bayou Body Count No. 168

A southside homeowner broke up a robbery attempt by fatally shooting one of the suspects, and a Harris County grand jury will examine the case, Houston police say.

The homeowner, 58, had arrived at his home in the 5800 block of Glenhurst about 10 p.m. Tuesday night when two armed suspects came up to him.

According to HPD, the suspects "forced him into the residence at gunpoint. The suspects then ordered two other family members, an adult female and a juvenile, onto the floor and held them at gunpoint while they searched the residence. The homeowner managed to get a gun and exchanged gunfire with the suspects, fatally striking one."

The second suspect fled on foot, but it is unknown whether he was injured or not.

The identity of the man who was killed is being withheld pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The homeowner suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound in the back.

Anyone with information in this case or on the identity of the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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