Anti-Wimp: Neighbor shoots suspect who broke into home next door in southeast Houston

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From KTRK: “Authorities were called out around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday for a shooting at a home in the 4800 block of Ventura.

“Two girls, ages 12 and 14, called their mother to tell her someone was trying to break into their home. She told them to hang up and call 911, while she activated the alarm to the house.

“”The mom actually has (surveillance) video that she shared with us. (The burglar) came and knocked on the front door, as typical burglars do, to see if anyone was home. Then, you see him walk towards the back. There’s no video after that, but he did make entry through the back side of the home,” said Sheryl Victorian, an assistant chief with HPD.

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“Police say the neighbor heard the alarm and went outside to investigate. He spotted the suspect coming out the back of the house, and fired two shots. When police arrived, he led them to the suspect.

“The suspect was in stable condition.

“”I’m hoping that other people may see this… and leave us alone, because we look out for each other and try to take care of each other,” said Nita Gilbert, a woman who lives in the neighborhood.

“When the girls’ father arrived at the house, he thought his daughters were still in danger and broke a window, pulling the kids from the bedroom where they were hiding.

“People in the neighborhood are calling the neighbor a hero.”

Read more of the KTRK story here. Read more in the Houston Chronicle here.


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