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Houston Woman Fatally Shoots Home Intruder

Houston, TX – A Houston woman fatally shot a violent suspect who forced his way into her apartment on Monday night, according to police.

The incident occurred at the Gateway at Ellington apartment complex located in the 15600-block of the Gulf Freeway at approximately 9 p.m. on May 30, KRIV reported.

A woman was in her upstairs apartment with multiple children when an intruder broke in through the front door of her home, according to investigators.

“He forced entry through the front door. I do not have the information whether he kicked it or hit it with his body or how he opened it, but he did break the doorframe and got the door completely open and entered the location before the female defended herself,” Houston Police Department (HPD) Lieutenant Horelica told reporters, according to KHOU.

That’s when the woman grabbed a firearm and fired one round, stopping the threat.

Officers responded to the scene and found the man suffering from a gunshot wound, KHOU reported.

The Houston Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

No one inside the home was injured during the incident, KRIV reported.

The identity of the woman who shot the intruder has also not been released.

Investigators said they located the woman’s gun lying next to the suspect’s body, KHOU reported.

Investigators said she knew the man, but they did not release details regarding the nature of their relationship.

“So, the information I have thus far, there is some kind of relationship between the male and the female,” Lt. Horelica confirmed. “Homicide is investigating that now trying to figure out what the relationship is.”

The investigation into the fatal home invasion remains ongoing.

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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