Houston crime: Homeowner accused of killing suspected burglar with knife, police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A homeowner shot and killed a man he said broke into his home in east Houston Tuesday night, and police say that burglary suspect is now dead.

The suspect was shot dead by the homeowner after attempting to stab him while entering the residence on the 7300 block of Canal Street, police said. The suspect died in hospital.

The owner said there had been many attempted break-ins, so he told police he was on his property.

Police said the owner was unable to get in through the side door and quickly realized someone was inside his home. At the time, he said he faced a man with a knife. He told police he tried to back away from the man, but the suspect continued to follow him and tried to stab him.

The homeowner fired a single shot, which hit the man.

“As he walks around the front of his house, a man approaches him with a knife. The homeowner tries to retreat, but the man continues to pursue him menacingly with a knife. The homeowner fires his firearm once and hits the individual,” said Det. Estep.

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.

The homeowner told police money appeared to be missing.

This case now goes to the Harris County Attorney’s Office.

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