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.
Eastside officers are at a shooting range at 7300 Canal. According to initial information, a burglary suspect was shot dead by a property owner. 202 pic.twitter.com/IIIwF5nRtH
— Houston Police Department (@houstonpolice) March 16, 2022
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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