Man shot while trying to stop car burglar in E. Houston

KHOU 11's Michelle Choi reports

HOUSTON -- A man was shot and rushed to the hospital after trying to stop someone from breaking into his car, police in east Houston say.

Police are still searching for the suspect.

It happened in a neighborhood near the intersection of Owens and Fidelity.

Police say the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when a homeowner heard a noise coming from his driveway. He went outside to check it out, and that’s when police say he found a burglar rummaging through his vehicle. The owner ran to the vehicle and tried to shut the door, trapping the suspect until police arrived, but that’s when the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the homeowner in the foot.

Police say the shooter ran away, likely empty-handed since he was caught in the act.

If you have any information about the crime you are encouraged to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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