30 gunshots exchanged in Tomball home invasion

Harris County Precinct 4 deputies are on the hunt for two armed intruders after a home invasion in the overnight hours.

TOMBALL, Texas – Harris County Precinct 4 deputies are on the hunt for two armed intruders after a home invasion in the overnight hours.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. on Maplewick Drive in the Lakewood Grove subdivision.

The homeowner told authorities he was sleeping when two men kicked in his front door.

According to investigators, the homeowner grabbed his pistol and began firing shots at the criminals from the top of the stairs.

"It's our understanding he was quite scared and terrified, in fear of his life. He discharged his weapon, and as they retreated, they shot back," said Assistant Chief Mark Herman with Harris County Precinct 4.

The men reportedly fired repeatedly at the homeowner before they fled in a 2015 Dodge pickup.

Deputies said no one was hurt, despite more than two dozen shots being unloaded.

"I don't know what to expect next," said neighbor Dale Bahn. "There's a lot of people that have guns in their homes. In this area, there are several gun owners and a gun club."

Investigators are now reviewing surveillance from inside and outside the home in hopes of tracking the suspects down.

Sources told KHOU 11 New that authorities are looking into the possibility that these suspects could be connected to a home invasion in nearby Cypress last Thursday.

In that incident, a mother and her two young daughters were forced into a closet after five men barged through the back door of the home.


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