On Tuesday night, three armed intruders hid in the bushes near the entrance of a home. When the father arrived home, they pistol-whipped him and forced him to allow them inside. The father’s two daughters were inside the house but managed to hide in a bedroom closet and hit a panic alarm. Then, their brother took action.
The incident took place in Houston, Texas, according to a report by KHOU 11. After pistol-whipping the 39-year-old father and making their way inside, the three suspects ransacked the home.
Two sisters, ages 21 and 15, managed to hide and were able to hit a panic alarm as the home invasion was underway. However, the suspects found them huddled in the closet.
Soon after, the sisters’ 20-year-old brother and mother returned home. When he noticed that something was wrong, he retrieved his gun and fired at the intruders as they tried to escape.
One of the armed suspects was shot in the head.
The other two intruders continued to flee, hopping on top of the mother’s car while she and another child were still inside the vehicle. The mother managed to drive away and locate a police officer.
In order to flee the scene, the two remaining suspects stole the father’s vehicle.
Pam Stanley, a neighbor, claims her and her husband heard up to 11 shots during the incident.
“There were five [shots], then a short break,” said Stanley. “Then, another five, a slightly longer break, then a single shot.”
According to police, none of the suspects fired their weapons during the home invasion.
The intruder who was shot in the head by the brother was taken to the hospital but died due to his injuries.
The father was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for his minor injuries and is expected to recover. None of the family members were seriously injured during the home invasion.