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Brother Shoots Home Invader, Defends Family While Sisters Hide in Closet

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Screenshot: KHOU 11 News

This home invasion in southwest Houston ended with one suspect dead and two others fleeing the scene.

According to police, three suspects invaded a home last week on Houston's 7500 block of Quail Meadow Drive, near Highway 90 and Fondren.

Officials have indicated the three were initially hiding in the bushes before pistol-whipping the 39-year-old father of four, demanding he open the front door.

The two daughters, 21 and 15, were able to close themselves in a closet after hitting a panic alarm, hiding while the invaders raided the house for valuables. However, the intruders eventually found them while scouring the property.

The girls' brother fortunately showed up with their mother, immediately noticing something was off.

Acting quickly, he retrieved his gun and shot at the suspects as they scattered.

Two of them jumped on the mother's hood while she and another child were inside, prompting her to speed away to a nearby Whataburger where she found a local police officer. The two suspects then stole the father's Toyota Sienna and took off.

The 20-year-old son connected with the third suspect, though, as he was able to shoot the armed attacker in the head. An ambulance then transported the home invasion suspect to the hospital where he later died.

Police told KHOU11 News the father also went to the hospital, but didn't suffer any major injuries, nor did any of the other family members.

Neighbors Pam Stanley and her husband told reporters they heard at least 11 shots.

"There were five, then a a short break," she said. "Then another five, a slightly longer break, then a single shot."

Authorities don't have much information on the fleeing suspects at the moment, other than that they were wearing all black left in the father's silver Toyota Sienna minivan with Texas license plates "DGL-3948."



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