As reported, a Harris County, Texas homeowner shot a late-morning home invader in self defense:
Police say that the homeowner was taking a shower in his house, on Heather Hill Drive near Northleaf Drive, when an intruder broke and entered. Fearing for his safety, the homeowner reportedly grabbed his gun and fired in self defense, striking the burglar in the jaw and causing him to flee. An injured suspect was reportedly found in a car on the southbound side of State Highway 249 near Beltway 8, and taken to a local hospital for treatment. No injuries to the homeowner were reported.
Home invasions are a deadly threat to the occupants of a home. The criminals who commit such crimes often murder, shoot, stab, torture, kidnap, and permanently injure their victims. The result is that the lives of law abiding, innocent people can be ended or ruined in an instant, all because of a criminal’s desire to make a quick buck. Fortunately, this homeowner was prepared to defend himself, and as a result survived this home invasion attempt unharmed. The burglar, who was lucky to survive, may think twice before invading another person’s home.