Armed Neighbor Defends Texas Home from Suspected Burglar

Armed Neighbor Defends Texas Home from Suspected Burglar
(Photo: ABC13/Twitter)

A suspected burglar in NorthWest Houston was shot and killed last weekend when his intended target’s neighbor pulled a gun. 

Houston police said the victim (neighbor) was at home late Saturday night when he heard a noise and felt that something was wrong. When he went outside “to investigate” he discovered that his absent neighbor’s house was being broken into by an “unknown male.”

Police Commander Kenneth Campbell told KTRK that the victim then “confronted the person.” 

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KHOU reports that the burglar then lunged at the well-meaning neighbor. The victim “was in fear for their safety” said the police, and discharged a firearm that he had on his person.

The burglar was hit once in the chest and died, despite receiving attention from emergency personnel that arrived to help. The good neighbor was not hurt. 

The victim stayed and cooperated with the police, and his case is now being referred to a grand jury. 

The home where this all occurred was in fact empty at the time, and authorities informed the public that its owners have been made aware of the incident. They are very lucky that they have a neighbor who is willing to look out for them. 

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  • MB January 27, 2023, 10:03 am

    F around in Texas is a very bad idea, Trespassing at night can be and often is fatal.

  • Roger J January 27, 2023, 9:44 am

    Every homicide in Texas, even self-defense shootings, is referred to a Grand Jury. If the circumstances indicate it was a case of self-defense, the vetdict returned is “no true bill.”

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment January 27, 2023, 5:13 am

    Sad day indeed when the “victim” is referred to the grand jury!

  • survivor50 January 26, 2023, 8:07 pm


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