It’s nice when the crims do part of the job for you, and even provide the gun.
Home invasion suspect shot accomplice before he was killed by homeowner’s son
KATY, Texas (KTRK) — A home invasion suspect was shot and killed inside a Katy home overnight, and deputies believe he accidently shot his own accomplice before his death.
Just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home invasion in the 3200 block of Windmoor Drive. There were three people inside the home at the time — a mother and her two adult sons. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said two men dressed in body armor kicked the front door down.
The victims told investigators that the suspects were pounding on the door, identifying themselves as Houston police officers. ABC13’s Charly Edsitty spoke to the adult sons, who said they were trying to fall asleep when they heard someone yelling that they were with HPD. That’s when the sons got up to see what was happening.
Gonzalez said for unknown reasons, when the suspects got inside, they began shooting immediately. When the adult sons confronted them, one of the suspects began firing toward them. That’s when Gonzalez said the suspect may have inadvertently shot his own accomplice.
The wounded man dropped his pistol as he tried to flee, Gonzalez said.
One of the sons said he grabbed the pistol off the floor and started firing, fatally shooting the suspect that initially began shooting at them.
The suspect who was inadvertently shot ran out of the house and took off with a getaway driver in a dark-colored car, Gonzalez said.
Deputies were carefully surveying the home for evidence.
“There are some firearms. There’s ballistic evidence inside the house,” Sidney Miller with HCSO said.
Investigators said they do not think the home invasion was random and believe the home was targeted. They’re working to determine what the motive was.
The search for the two suspects who fled the scene is ongoing.
1 DEAD, 1 CRITICALLY INJURED IN SOUTH SHORE SHOOTING INVOLVING CCL HOLDER DURING ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
CHICAGO (WLS) — One person was killed and another was very critically injured in a shooting during an attempted robbery at a South Shore grocery store, which involved a concealed carry license holder.
Chicago police said the incident happened around 6:20 p.m. in the 2600-block of East 73rd Street.
According to CPD, a man walked into the store and pulled out a gun to start a robbery. A Good Samaritan who CPD said has valid FOID and CCL cards also pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber.
The would-be robber fired back and struck a third person, the employee who he targeted to rob, police said.
The would-be robber was pronounced dead at the scene. The 64-year-old man who was shot by the offender was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition. The CCL holder was not injured.
“My grandchildren were upstairs and are terrified…so was I,” said neighbor and witness Stephen Galin.
Police said three guns have been recovered from the scene. An investigation is ongoing.