Homeowner Uses AK-47 to Shoot 5 Intruders, Killing 3

A twenty-year-old homeowner reportedly shot five home intruders with an AK-47 in east Houston on Saturday, killing three of them.

The investigation is ongoing, but initial reports from ABC 13’s Stefania Okolie‏ indicate that two men stormed into the homeowner’s residence around 1 a.m. demanding cash. The homeowner says he pretended like he was reaching under his couch for the cash but instead pulled out a gun and opened fire.

He continued to fire at the two men as they fled his house and even fired on their vehicle as they drove away. In the end, he killed three men and injured two others. At least one was found dead in the back seat of the getaway vehicle and another died from his injuries after attempting to flee the vehicle, according to the Houston Chronicle.

A neighbor who spoke with ABC 13 said he saw two men on the ground outside the home.  Another told KHOU 11 that he was outside with his baby when he saw two men walk towards the house carrying “large rifles.” He retreated inside his home until the shooting stopped.

The homeowner says the attack was not random. He told ABC 13 that he knew the men and believes they targeted him for money and jewelry.

Over 60 yellow evidence markers can be seen outside the home marking case locations of multiple calibers, authorities say.

No one was injured except the suspects.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Chum Lee July 18, 2020, 12:20 am

    Capped all five and got kill shots on three. That’s impressive.

  • Paul July 17, 2020, 7:08 am

    These comment boards are interesting because they often reveal how little gun owners know about the law. The also reveal a prevailing lack of knowledge for ammunition and ballistics for the weapons being owned or carried.
    In case you folks haven’t noticed, there are a huge contingent of liberal politicians who are just seething to take away guns from the citizenry, and throw away your 2nd Ammendment. By not knowing your State laws regarding use of deadly force, you do two very bad things:
    1. You put yourself at risk of arrest, even if you THINK you’re right, and protected under the law.
    2. You make other gun owners in risk of having the 2nd Ammendment repealed because of the low level of knowledge gun owners appear to possess.
    If you don’t realize by now that use of deadly force is under the microscope of scrutiny, you’d better learn…FAST!
    District Attorneys aren’t on your side in many places. Just ask the married couple in St Louis who were protecting their home from an angry mob of “protesters”. The DA promptly seized their AR 15. Word is, that they will be indicted shortly, and they didn’t even fire a shot. That guy is an attorney, and he’s probably in trouble for reckless endangerment. I don’t know, but it looks that way to me.
    You can’t be shooting bad guys as they flee your home. This clown in Pasco County is lucky…so far. This whole story stinks and I highly doubt the veracity. But to you folks who think you’re protected by the Castle Doctrine and can shoot anyone who comes through your front door are in for a surprise if you do that.
    Check your bank account before you decide to drop the hammer on someone. Because you probably are going to need a LOT OF MONEY to pay a defense attorney for all the criminal and civil charges that may subsequently follow . Can you afford 500.00/ hr. Because that’s what they charge!
    Think I’m wrong? I’m a former Deputy Sheriff. Talk to an attorney. It might open your eyes a bit.

  • Giordano Bruno October 5, 2019, 11:33 am

    Good news! Keep up the good work, man!

  • Mr. L July 23, 2019, 1:08 pm

    Glad that the homeowner survived the incident without being physically hurt.

  • will July 19, 2019, 5:30 pm

    If they were armed and firing during their retreat then by all means he can continue to fire. Maybe someone in the car fired a gun as they retreated. As far as using a rifle for close quarters combat it is a fine choice for the average shooter. Especially ease of aiming rifle and capacity, there were 5 hombres. It depends, why if you shoot like Little Joe then a pistol might be sufficient. What were they armed with. Allot to this story still unknown. I have 4 different service loads. .224 bullets that explode into powder are best inside. I think he was out in the country. But I hear of innocents dying because a pistol bullet in a drive by. In inner city drive by’s. Seems this safety in numbers did not work for this crew. Trying living in a community where 60% of the people are not citizens. 5 attempts on my home in just as many years. If her runs behind dry wall in my house it wont help. I have alarms and never leave a door open. Two locks on every door. If he gets in my house he is determined combatant. My doors can not be kicked in.

  • Fred Moore July 19, 2019, 3:19 pm

    A couple of thoughts:
    1) I’m certified by the State of NC to teach Concealed Carry Handgun and provide the certificate required by the local sheriff, so I have a bit of knowledge about NC firearm laws. Although an earlier writer referred to the NC Castle Doctrine, there is also a principle called “excessive force.” Be very wary of shooting someone who is exiting your house and is a diminishing threat to you. Depending on the district attorney, he may be indicted for murder.

    2) Having studied the subject well, it is my opinion that any rifle is a poorer choice for home defense than a pistol or shotgun–assuming you do not live on a ranch in Montana. Remember–You own the bullet you shoot regardless of where it stops–be it in the bad guy, or your neighbor sleeping in his bedroom 2 blocks away. It is very likely that the rifle bullet will wind up some place it was not meant to be. Pistol bullets can be problematic as well, bit the ballistics are such that it is less of a threat, especially if you use a good cartridge designed for self defense.

    3) I practice with my pistols in a defensive/responsive posture. I am quick and agile, something I cannot see being with a rifle, including my AR.

    Just my thoughts.

    Want a laugh? Here’s a couple comments from Joe Biden on home defense:

    “Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because [if] you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” This is just dumb.

    And

    “Jill, if there’s ever a problem just walk out on the balcony here, walk out, put that double-barreled shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house” This is Dumb and probably illegal.

    • Paul July 17, 2020, 6:31 am

      Thank you for your intelligent legal perspective. So many gun owners don’t know the law with regard to self defense and deadly force. State laws vary, and depending on the political orientation of the DA in the venue, you could find yourself facing manslaughter charges shooting at fleeing felons. This is a very bad time we’re living in and you can’t count on our government to protect you from evildoers. KNOW the LAW! It’s too late after you’ve sent the rounds; you can’t afford the cost of a good defense attorney.

  • FaB March 18, 2019, 6:34 pm

    As an owner of an Ak47. I have to say it is a poor choice for home protection. Any rifle for that matter. Anyone who chooses these as a choice for home protection should in my opinion have their right to own a gun question. Apparently these so called law abiding gun owners don’t seem to care where stray bullets end up. What’s wrong with the good old shotgun? Much better choice.

    • Levin April 23, 2019, 5:43 pm

      That’s such a fudd thing to say. I bet you support unconstitutional gun laws as well.

      • Alan Gross May 17, 2019, 2:34 pm

        He is right…anybody too stupid to understand and know the range of the weapon they choose for the purpose of home protection (especially in an urban setting), may very well be too stupid to own a gun. These are the people jeopardizing our Right.

        I think there is more to this story than meets the eye.

        • Rooster July 19, 2019, 9:37 am

          You are jeopardizing our right more than this guy. If he decided an AK is the choice for home protection than so be it. I hate you fake 2nd supporters who pretend to support it then criticize someone for a firearm choice and say they should lose their “right”. It’s a god given right to protect you and yours as it is his.

        • chumley ortega July 18, 2020, 12:26 am

          Just like the Army & Marines kicking in doors in Fallujah with only pistols? A pistol is an underpowered compromise of a defensive weapon.

    • Scott May 17, 2019, 2:26 pm

      You and uncle joe bidden would shoot through the door to scare them away, Ha Ha Ha!!! What ever gun you have at hand would be the best gun for self defense!!

    • GOApatriot May 17, 2019, 5:35 pm

      Damned if you don’t sound like Creepy Joe Biden! Are you a DemonicRat???

    • Fake-azz-B|+ May 21, 2019, 8:26 pm

      He should have grabbed the gun he doesn’t own and tried to get the five-for-five target hits using an inferior weapon. Or he should start a teaching school for how to f’ing clean house with a Kalashnikov.

    • yogi-b July 19, 2019, 9:32 am

      Does this sage comment apply to those of us living on fair sized acreage ?

    • Ken of Mo July 19, 2019, 1:37 pm

      How many rounds dosea shotgun hold. How many home invaders did he have. Your nuts. I have a AK & AR and both have 30 round mags.

    • Wayne Clemon July 19, 2019, 3:19 pm

      The best gun for self defense is the one in your hand.

    • nuthinmuffin August 12, 2019, 10:43 am

      obviously your opinion is immediately nullified by the outcome of this confrontation.

    • Chinch Bugg July 18, 2020, 12:28 am

      What leads you to believe he had a shotgun under the couch?

  • Randy Allen January 26, 2019, 9:21 pm

    The problem here is after the home invaders leave, you MUST stop shooting. That will get you arrested every time. There is no longer a threat when they leave, regardless of the scum bag. Let the police find and arrest THEM, not YOU!

    • Edgar January 27, 2019, 12:43 am

      What you wrote is true…..on paper. BUT, in the heat of exchanging gunfire with multiple enemies….it is not clear when the threats are all “leaving”. The article goes on to say that the police had marked over 60 casings of multiple calibers. From that statement…one can easily infer that the bad guys were still firing as they were fleeing…….which makes them a clear dangerous threat……so yes you can still shoot….even if they are fleeing….if they still pose a threat to you. The survivors of the shooting will be charged with the murders of their own friends that were killed…..because they went there with them knowing they were going to commit the armed robbery. The young man who used the AK will need a good attorney….but he should be Okay in the end.

      • Dan March 21, 2019, 11:52 am

        And he has not been charged. This is how defending yourself with a firearm is supposed to end.

    • GOApatriot May 17, 2019, 5:42 pm

      Here in NC our Castle Doctrine law says “If you are defending your life, family or another person or neighbors property and the perpetrator doesn’t respond to your commands” you can shoot them DEAD!!! Something to be said for having a Republican majority in state government!!!

      • GOApatriot May 17, 2019, 5:47 pm

        The accuracy of an AK-47 is much maligned!!! Granted, it isn’t the tack driver an AR-15 is but my Ak’s can hold a 1.5 group at 100 yards through the standard iron sights!

      • RBMIL July 19, 2019, 2:28 pm

        Ah yeah…it’s good to live in NC. Real Laws for Real people, Home/Land owners come first and you can even defend your life, family and property out in public. I wouldn’t know how to act living in a LibTard state.

        • Copperhead July 19, 2019, 4:12 pm

          “Home/Land owners come first…”

          Unless you’re a dog hunter. In which case your “right” to trespass and trample on the rights of others is enshrined in State Law. Virginia is the same. Hunting with dogs gives you “god access” to the property of others. “Ah wuz jus’ retrievin’ muh dogs.”

    • Chinch May 21, 2019, 8:29 pm

      may be true, but this story has a happier ending with a crashed car and a dead perp in the rumble seat

  • Rick Smith January 26, 2019, 12:09 pm

    Aren’t many home invasions up here in the mountains of (almost heaven) West Virginia.
    Matter of fact I don’t believe I ever heard of ONE.

    I guess the bad guys know that there are more high powered rifles in these mountains than
    in most armies of the world. Maybe in ANY army in the world.

    Funny, there isn’t a law enforcement officer within forty miles of my property,
    but I feel as safe as a baby. Wonder why?

    • GOApatriot May 17, 2019, 5:51 pm

      I heered that Rick!!! I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge and along my one plus mile stretch of dirt road, me and my neighbors own enough rifles and ammo to arm a platoon!!!

  • Raymond Gleaton Jr. January 26, 2019, 1:49 am

    Sounds like a good shoot to me !!

  • Herve January 26, 2019, 12:31 am

    Homeowner at 20?

    • Steven Terry May 17, 2019, 9:50 am

      Good for him. I owned my first home at age 22….

    • Copperhead July 19, 2019, 4:18 pm

      I was a homeowner at 19. What’s your point? It’s pretty easy. Just work your ass off. Figured better to have a piece of land to show for 75k in debt than a gussied up piece of paper to show I went 75k in debt with the university system.

  • Dan Clayburn January 25, 2019, 9:38 pm

    One is best to simply state I feared for my life and did what I thought was necessary to save it.Then get an attorney. If asked to expand on it, just state you need to consult with legal counsel before making any more statements beyond your initial statement. It is your right.

    • GOApatriot May 17, 2019, 5:58 pm

      Problem with hiring an attorney to defend you is, it’ll probably bankrupt you!!! Best solution is to pass laws like our castle doctrine law here in NC! If the perpetrator survives, he can’t sue you and if he dies (as he should) the perpetrators family can’t either!!! A lot of that lies on if the Sheriff is DemonicRat or Constitutional Republican?

  • Peter Brown January 25, 2019, 2:18 pm

    If this stuff befalls anyone as a neighbor, do not talk to reporters or reportertettes! Seeking 15 minutes of fame? Do anything but talk to those people. Don’t even expose your face for photographs. If identified as a witness, vengeful people or those fearing testimony against them or theirs can harm you. Cooperate with law enforcement but tell fake snews through the door to get off of your property.
    fake snews cares only about getting the best story for reward and career advancement….not One cent about us.

    • GOApatriot May 17, 2019, 6:19 pm

      A truer statement has never been said Peter Brown!!! I shot a MS13 gang banger through his forehead with my .357 magnum revolver who jerked my door open, grabbed my shirt and tried to yank me out and carjack my truck from me out in the middle of the rural county I live in after a neighbor caught four of them robbing another neighbors house while they were at work! He had all four at gun point before the idiot I sent to hell decided to run. That was before our castle doctrine law was passed by our majority Republican legislators and you couldn’t shoot them if they were trying to flee. Afterwards, I gave EXPLICIT demands to law enforcement that if they exposed my name, I if I survived I or my wife if I didn’t would sue the Sheriff and the county if those reprobate asses ever discovered who I was!!! Fortunately the Sheriff is a constitutional Republican and the press never learned my name! Only the names of his fellow perpetrators and the unfortunate Hispanic reprobate I sent onto hell!

  • pete January 25, 2019, 2:08 pm

    What kind of a life are you living if folks that you know come with rifles to rob you, and that you need a AK for protection? The company you keep says a lot about you.

    • Aardvark May 17, 2019, 11:26 am

      Speculating that this is his fault is unwarranted. My own son was targeted for a robbery because one of his roommates (tenants) mistakenly said something about his valuable collection to the wrong person.

    • nuthinmuffin August 12, 2019, 10:47 am

      project much? you could just have a $500 pair of basketball shoes that they want…they are not reasonable people

  • Brent January 25, 2019, 1:42 pm

    Makes you wonder if this is the same guy who robbed the armored truck with an AK-47 two weeks ago and these guys wanted their cut

    • Douglas Irlamdi July 19, 2019, 8:35 am

      Shut the frick up. Probably don’t even own a gun.

    • Rooster July 19, 2019, 9:48 am

      Hey Brent, your comment is incredible ignorant. Next time you “wonder” something do us all a favor and write it down on a piece of paper. Take that paper and shove it up your arse. Wait three days and retrieve the paper to read it. If it still something you want to share with the world then punch yourself in the face. Wash, rinse, repeat until you have some sense knocked into your simple brain.

  • Roy January 25, 2019, 1:07 pm

    Thank you homeowner, for defending yourself and erasing a few mutts. Good health to you and be strong!

  • John Bibb January 25, 2019, 11:59 am

    ***
    IIRC from my Texas CCH class a few years ago you only shoot when your life or the life of others is in immediate mortal danger. This occurred when the armed perps entered his home.
    ***
    Once they turn around and or run or drive away–it becomes a call 911 and let the cops handle it situation. If a perp then tries to harm you again–only then!–is it open fire again time.
    ***
    John Bibb
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    Rocketman
    ***

    • Tex January 25, 2019, 1:32 pm

      According to police its shoot til the mag is empty, why should we do any different.

      • GOApatriot May 17, 2019, 6:25 pm

        Amen Tex, AMEN!!!

  • John P Harbison jr January 25, 2019, 11:14 am

    Pretty sad when the news interviews a guy, & he can’t even speak ENGLISH!!! LMFAO 21st century S***

  • perlcat January 25, 2019, 10:50 am

    I love a happy ending.

  • Mig January 25, 2019, 10:28 am

    Some of you are missing the subtext here. They went to his house demanding cash. What 20 year old do you know that keeps large amounts of cash at home? This was a dope rip.

    • Douglas Irlamdi July 19, 2019, 8:37 am

      Assumptions have the root word assume. Get the point. Glad he did what he did no matter the situation.

  • Justista January 25, 2019, 10:26 am

    This doesn’t pass the smell test for me. Over and above that, I’ll be shocked if the homeowner isn’t charged with murder

  • LAMan January 25, 2019, 9:29 am

    I hope I’m wrong, but this has gangbanger or drugs written all over it.

    • SELDEN DENTON January 26, 2019, 7:05 pm

      I’m not rushing to judgement, but a few things look awful suspicious. A 20 year old home owner with an AK? Where did he get money at 20 to buy a home? Drug money? Looks a lot like a drug deal gone bad. Not judging, just a little suspicious.

      • Rooster July 19, 2019, 9:57 am

        You’re not judging? Kinda sounds like you are but what do I know. I’m not rushing to judgment but how did you get a computer and internet access? How does a guy named Sheldon get the money for these things? Money raised selling his brown eye to gay men for profit? Sounds like your a whore Sheldon but I’m not judging, just saying. Seems suspicious Sheldon.
        P.S. Sheldon be sure to have your “clients” wear a rubber. STI’s are no joke. Not rushing to judgement just looking out for you pal. Keep your STI’s to yourself….oh and while you’re at it maybe your non-“judgements” also. They make you sound stupid.

  • chuck January 25, 2019, 9:11 am

    It’s a beautiful thing.

  • MagnumOpUS January 25, 2019, 7:20 am

    Don’t mess with an armed Texan in his castle!

  • Rob January 25, 2019, 6:48 am

    Another case of a good guy with a gun. Great job!

  • Linc Qimiq January 25, 2019, 5:14 am

    That’s good !! I have an AK-47 rifle it’s for my self defense.. I don’t like to kill good people except who break in my business or house .. I will shoot at criminal with my AK-47 .. I favorite my AK-47 !!!!

  • Mike in a Truck January 25, 2019, 4:38 am

    Gee, thats to bad.

  • I Love Liberty January 24, 2019, 12:40 am

    If the report is right and he used a 7.62 x 39 rifle it is deadly. Good on the homeowner for showing thugs what happens when you try to rob a Texas citizen. He may find himself in legal trouble though after continuing to fire on the suspects as they fled. If I were on a jury I would vote not guilty of any man slaughter charges.

    • NavyVet1959 January 25, 2019, 6:40 am

      If you just look at the Texas laws, it gets slightly questionable if you shoot someone who is fleeing, but if he can claim that they had some of his property of he felt that he was still in danger because they had weapons point back at him while they were fleeing, then it meets the letter of the law. Personally though, I have no problem with him continuing to shoot as they flee and if I was on the grand jury, I would vote to not press charges. If the DA does suggest charges for this, it’s because he is one of the scum-sucking leftists that we unfortunately sometimes have here in Texas, especially in the large urban areas.

    • Ejharb January 25, 2019, 12:49 pm

      With you on the no bill. Laws to me in this case are guidelines.
      Those 5 made a bad life choice

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