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17-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 2 Suspects During Armed Home Invasion, 2 More Suspects Flee For Their Lives

Channelview, TX – A 17-year-old boy used a shotgun to stop four armed intruders from breaking into his family’s home on Friday night, according to police.

The incident occurred in the 16000-block of 1st Street at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Sept. 9, KTRK reported.

Security footage showed a vehicle parking next to a residence before four masked suspects bailed out and headed to the home next door.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet that the suspects, all of whom were armed, “attempted to force entry” into the house.

An adult female, a 12-year-old male, and two 17-year-old males were all inside the home at the time of the break in, according to Sheriff Gonzalez.

One of the 17-year-old males ended up grabbing a shotgun and fired it multiple times at the intruders, striking at least two of them.

The other two suspects managed to escape and were seen jumping back into the parked vehicle and fleeing the scene less than two minutes after their arrival, KTRK reported.

The getaway vehicle was described as a dark-colored, four-door sedan.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies responded to the scene and located two suspects lying on the grass outside the house suffering from gunshot wounds.

They were pronounced dead at the scene, Sheriff Gonzalez said.

A search for the other two armed suspects remained ongoing.

Sheriff Gonzalez said no one inside the home was physically injured during the incident.

The sheriff urged anyone with information about the attempted home invasion or the shooting to contact the HCSO’s Homicide Unit immediately.

The case will be presented to a grand jury once it is complete, Sheriff Gonzalez said.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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