Houston Crime: Home invasion sparks shooting with suspect at SW Houston apartment

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A shooting during a home invasion in southwest Houston was caught by a doorbell camera. It all started after the suspects kicked in a man’s front door.

The home invasion occurred around 12:30 p.m. on March 18 at an apartment in Block 8200 of West Bellfort. Houston police released the surveillance video Thursday.

Police said a man was sleeping in his apartment when he heard a loud bang from his front door. That’s when he noticed someone trying to open the door.

When the man realized what had happened, police said he grabbed his pistol.

Then the door flew open and several gunmen entered his home claiming they were HPD, the victim told police.

You can watch the Ring Doorbell footage in the video player above where the suspects say “HPD”.

The victim didn’t believe they were police officers and thought they were there to rob him, so he fired multiple shots at them, according to HPD.

Police said the suspects returned fire but did not hit the man. Instead, bullets went through the walls and into surrounding apartments.

The suspects fled the scene of the crime.

According to HPD, no one was injured.

The victim told police the suspects were black men dressed in dark. He said two were armed with handguns and the other two with rifles.

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