Deputies: Homeowner shoots burglar caught taking property

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 28 at 7:01 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A northwest Harris County homeowner fought back against two burglars Tuesday night and ended up shooting one of them.

It all happened at a home on Morgensen Drive at Zada Park Lane sometime before 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said a homeowner came home and noticed an upstairs light was on that wasn’t supposed to be. He went back to his car, got his gun, and headed back to the house.

Deputies said as he was heading inside, the thieves were on the way out with stolen property. That’s when the men tried to take off. One managed to get away, but the other ended up in a scuffle and then was shot by the homeowner.

The injured man sped off in a car but turned himself in to authorities at a gas station on Veterans Memorial and W Mount Houston. He was sent to the hospital in stable condition.

Investigators said the wounded suspect didn’t make it far because his older model Lincoln Town car, complete with Houston Texans window flags, had two flat tires. A description of the other suspect involved in the burglary was not available.

Deputies said the homeowner carries a concealed handgun license.

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