A 17-year-old successfully defended himself and his family against three armed adult males who attempted to break into a home in Houston, Texas.
He quickly grabbed a shotgun and fired several shots. Two of the suspects were killed and one escaped.
Inside the home at the time of the break-in, there was one adult female, a 12-year-old boy, and two 17-year-old males.
The suspect escaped in a 4-door sedan.
Two masked intruders were found deceased inside the residence by deputies when they arrived on the scene.
“One of the teens retrieved a shotgun and discharged it several times striking two of the suspects,” said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. A third suspect reportedly fled in a dark colored 4-door sedan.
No other injuries have been reported.
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The case will be presented to a grand jury, according to Sheriff Gonzalez.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the HCSO Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100.