HARRIS COUNTY, Texas A local mom was shaken, but recovering Friday after she and her son hid in a closet during a home invasion that ended with deputies shooting the suspect.
It happened just before 9 a.m. in the 5400 block of Windsor Forest in northwest Harris County.
Investigators said 21-year-old Matthew Paul O Hara broke into the home and started ransacking the place.
The woman, who was home alone with her 2-year-old son, grabbed the child and her phone, called 911, and hid in a closet.
Deputies said O Hara found the keys to the woman s Jeep, loaded it up and tried to leave with the loot.
But officers thwarted those plans.
They arrived at the scene to find O Hara trying to speed away. Deputies said when O Hara saw them, he tried to run them down with the vehicle.
Two of the deputies opened fire on the Jeep, hitting O Hara three times through the front windshield. A tire was also shot out.
Deputies said O Hara drove about a block away and bailed out of the Jeep, where he ran to his own home.
It didn t take long for officers to find him there and arrest him.
This is why he is in jail, because he s an idiot. He s not bright, burglarizing a neighbor s home, said Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.
O Hara was taken to the hospital, and investigators said he s facing multiple charges.
Officers recovered several stolen items from the home in the Jeep.
The mother and her son were not hurt.
George Siller, the victim s husband, said he rushed home as soon as he got a frantic text from his wife.
She just texted me to call her back. I just came as fast as I can, Siller said.
Siller said he doesn t even care what O Hara was trying to take from his home the only things he s concerned about are his wife and son.