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Texas Father With Two Babies Shoots 2 Teens Trying To Rob Him

Houston, TX – A father shot two teenage boys who attempted to rob him and his wife as they arrived at their Houston home with their two babies just after midnight on Monday.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred just after 12:04 a.m. on July 11 in the 6800-block of Feather Creek Drive in northwest Harris County, KRIV reported.

The family had just arrived home and stopped in front of their residence with the two babies in the backseat when the suspects approached.

Deputies said the two 16-year-old male suspects tried to open up the back doors of their SUV, KPRC reported.

The father said he feared for the lives of his wife and children so he opened fire on the would-be thieves and shot them both, KRIV reported.

The suspects fled on foot and jumped into a waiting getaway vehicle.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the mother, who was driving, hit the gas and drove the SUV away from the area, KHOU reported.

Neither of the parents, nor the babies, were injured in the terrifying exchange.

Deputies said the suspects showed up at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds not long after the incident, KRIV reported.

Both were treated and authorities said they were both stable and in fair condition.

Sheriff Gonzalez said the father shot the suspects in self defense because he was afraid for the safety of his family, KHOU reported.

He said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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