Anti-Wimp: Houston Methodist pastor, wife shoot and kill alleged burglar

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ABC News reports: A Texas church pastor and his wife, both armed with guns, shot and killed an alleged burglar they caught breaking into their parsonage, police said.

The pastor, the Rev. Jeff Powers, 52, and his wife, Julie Powers, 54, heard noises in the back of their west Houston home around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, and both retrieved firearms, according to the Houston Police Department.

Armed, the couple went to investigate the noise coming from the rear of their home and saw a man forcing open their back door, police said.

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“A preliminary investigation revealed the residents were asleep in their bed when they were awakened by a loud noise. While investigating the cause of the noise, they noticed their backyard gate was opened and saw a male (suspect) in their back yard,” police said in a statement released on Monday.

“The suspect then forced his way and gained entry into the residence. The residents, in fear for their lives, discharged their firearms several times, striking the suspect,” the statement read.

Jeff and Julie Powers called 911 and firefighters responded, finding the mortally wounded man inside the house, police said. He died at the scene, police said.

The name of the 24-year-old man who was killed has not been released. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Officer listed the cause of death as “multiple gunshot wounds.”

Following the shooting, the pastor and his wife went outside, placed their guns on the ground and waited for police, authorities said. …

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