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HPD: Resident kills burglary suspect after being shot in west Houston

Houston police said two burglary suspects were confronted by a resident who said they broke into his garage. One shot him so he fired back.

HOUSTON — Police are investigating a confrontation that turned into a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in west Houston.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. at adjoining apartment complexes on Woodway Drive near Fondren Road.

According to police, a resident at one of the complexes caught two men breaking into his garage. He went outside and confronted them with his pistol.

"He walked out to approach them and advised them that they need to get off the property," HPD Lt. Wilkens said. "When he came out, he did have his pistol. Evidently, the two suspects had a pistol as well...they started shooting."

Wilkens said the resident was shot once in the leg, but he was able to return fire and struck one of the men multiple times. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died. 

Meanwhile, police said the second man left the scene on foot and may have had the gun with him.

Homicide is now looking into the shooting and police said the injured resident is cooperating with their investigation.

Police said he installed security cameras around his townhome following a recent string of robberies.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). 

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