A home invasion ended in five people shot and three dead in the Magnolia Park neighborhood of Houston.
In what an unnamed, 20-year-old homeowner called "a shootout," five home invaders picked the wrong house to mess with.
According to a report from ABC13, at about 1 a.m. Jan. 19, 2019 in East Houston, Texas, two armed men wearing ski masks broke into a house on the 7000 block of Sherman Street. The invaders started demanding cash and jewelry, prompting the homeowner to reach for his fully loaded AK-47 assault rifle and begin shooting in self-defense.
Neighbors told ABC13 they heard heard several shots and looked outside to investigate, where one of them saw two men lying in the front yard.
The homeowner chased the attackers out into the front yard still firing his rifle, killing one of the attackers and wounding the other in the yard. The other three attempted to speed off in a car, which ended up crashing two blocks away.
Houston police found one of the men dead in the car and another dead at Capitol and 71st Street. The last suspect from the car was wounded and fled, ultimately receiving treatment at the hospital.
After dozens of shots were fired and the dust settled, there was a pile of brass in the front yard from multiple firearms.
At the time of the incident, there were at least 70 evidence markers covering the yard of the Harris County home.
This post was originally published on January 21, 2019.