Father, son shot and killed at northeast Harris County home

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by Rucks Russell / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on July 7, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 8 at 8:22 AM

HARRIS COUNTY — Homeowners in a northeast Harris County neighborhood spent most of Sunday coming to terms with a deadly home invasion that occurred during the early morning hours on Saturday.

Authorities said three suspects approached a couple as they arrived home around 1 a.m. at a house on Cutler Ridge Lane.

Then the suspects robbed the couple in the garage and forced them inside. At one point, the suspects began shooting.

They fatally shot the homeowner, 48-year-old Mario Desantiago, along with his 21-year-old son, Leobardo.

The homeowner’s wife and other son were also in the house, but were not injured.

Roberto Desantiago said he was upstairs and heard the gunfire.

“Then I went back downstairs and I saw my brother just leaning,” he said. “Then I saw my dad was almost taken.  He was still alive and I did everything I could to just keep him awake.”

The suspects fled from the scene.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.

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