HOUSTON – Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a shooting at a house in northwest Harris County.
It happened just before 10 a.m. in the 5300 block of Hyland Park.
The resident, who is a postal carrier on medical leave, said he was sound asleep.
"I was sleeping in, trying to get my rest. I heard the door bell ring. I'm like, who is this? I hear a strong knock. I'm like, something going on. I get up, I hear stuff at the door, I'm like, something is happening. I went and got my gun," said Quinton Wood.
Wood said he saw a black Ford Mustang parked in front of his house and knew something wasn't right. He called 911.
"All I know is, a person come in. I'm like, what's going to happen, what's going to happen? That's when he came out. We confronted one another. All I know is, I'm telling him, get down, stop. It went bad. He kept coming toward me and didn't want to stop," said Wood.
Deputies said Wood shot 25-year-old Avery Powell in the chest once. Powell was shot inside of the home, on the front door step. Wood said Powell kept begging to make a phone call.
"When he was on the ground, he was saying, 'I want to call my girlfriend. Let me call my girlfriend.' I kept saying, 'Man what you doing, what you doing?" said Wood.
Emergency crews showed up minutes later and flew Powell to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Wood says he was just getting his sense of security back. Four years ago he walked into his house to find burglars inside.
"Come home from work, my back door was kicked in. It was crazy then, it took my security away, as far as peace of mind," he said. "It's definitely an emotional situation I'm feeling right now."
Deputies said Powell is on parole. He is out of surgery and is expected to be OK. He has been charged with burglary of a habitation.