Police: Man dressed as guard shoots couple in north Houston

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 23 at 5:44 PM

HOUSTON—A man dressed as a security guard opened fire on a north Houston home overnight, wounding the man and woman inside.

The shooting occurred around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday on Beggs Street at Cavalcade Street.

Houston police said they were told a man in a security guard uniform started banging on the front door. When the homeowner refused to open up, the suspect opened fire, shooting through the door.

The 24-year-old woman was shot several times and critically wounded.

The 31-year-old homeowner was shot once but managed to pull out his own weapon and fire back. Police don't think he wounded the suspect.

 Both victims were rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Police said they did not know the motive for the shooting. The suspect, believed to be in his mid-to-late 20s, is about 5-10 with a medium build.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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