Texas homeowner who ‘feared for his life’ fatally shot intruder, police say

The suspect reportedly knocked on a few homes before collapsing

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A Houston homeowner shot and killed an intruder who had broken in early Thursday morning, police said. 

HPD patrol officers responded to a call about a suspicious person around the 2200 block of Naomi Street around 1 a.m. on Thursday, police said. 

Houston police outside a crime scene. 

Houston police outside a crime scene.  (KRIV)

A caller told police that a man in his 20s was banging on doors and trying to enter houses. The responding officers searched the area but did not find the suspect, police said. 

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After leaving the area, officers were dispatched to a call about a shooting at a home on the 2200 block of Naomi Street. The homeowner told officers he’d been sleeping when a man broke into his home and went upstairs. He told officers he shot the suspect out of fear for his life. 

The area near where a Houston homeowner shot and killed an intruder, according to police. 

The area near where a Houston homeowner shot and killed an intruder, according to police.  (Google Maps)

FOX 26 reports that the suspect intruder ran from the home and knocked on a few neighbors’ doors saying he’d been shot before collapsing a few houses down. 

Houston Fire Department paramedics arrived on the scene and pronounced the suspect dead. 

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The case has been referred to a Harris County grand jury. Anyone with relevant information is being asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.