RICHMOND, Texas – A HPD officer's teenage son shot and killed an intruder on Friday afternoon during a home invasion in Fort Bend County, according to authorities.
The incident happened in the 17000 block of Manchester Point.
"Sometimes when you're a criminal things come back and bite you," said neighbor Ceja Decker.
HPD officer Ken Patmon was on duty when he received an urgent call from his son that two men were viciously banging on the front and back doors of the family's home.
"We try to teach our children to do what's right and I thank God that he is okay," Patmon said.
According to the 18-year-old resident, two crooks broke into the house in Mission Oaks subdivision and began walking up the stairs. The teenager shot and killed one of the suspects.
Neighbors said they're glad the teenager had the guts to protect his home.
"His kid is at home minding his own business and there's someone trying to break into his house," said neighbor Warren Austin. "Luckily that kid had a way to defend himself."
There was no description available for the second male suspect. He was last seen leaving the scene of the crime in a dark blue Nissan Sentra.
Information which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect involved could earn a reward of up to $5,000.
Call Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, Fort Bend Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online.
All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.