Man fatally shot by own gun while trying to stop burglar

Print
Email
|

by ANDREW HORANSKY

KHOU

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 9:16 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Deputies said a 69-year-old homeowner died after he was shot by his own gun during a scuffle with an apparent burglar.

It happened around Friday 1:15 a.m. morning at a home on Amber Lake in northwest Harris County.

Sheriff's deputies said the man and his wife heard a noise downstairs in their garage. When the husband went down to investigate, somehow the burglar managed to take the homeowner's gun -- shooting him dead.

Deputies said they later saw the suspect, 30, walking near the victim's house. He had ditched the gun in a trash can but still had blood on his clothes.

The suspect was taken into custody.

Print
Email
|