17-Year-Old Defends Home, Kills Armed Intruders

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – A 17-year-old boy fended off a home invasion in Harris County, Texas, by shooting dead two intruders with a shotgun.

The attempted home invasion occurred Friday night when three masked intruders tried to break in, KWTX reported, citing Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The incident happened in the 16000 block of First Street in Channelview, Texas, a suburb of Houston with a population of about 45,000 people.

The two male suspects trying to force their way into the residence were armed.

At the time of the intrusion, one adult and three minor boys were in the house – one aged 12 and two 17 years of age.

When the home was breached, one of the two 17-year-olds pulled out a shotgun and began firing at the invaders.

The boy managed to shoot fatally two of them, with the Sheriff’s Deputies who arrived first finding them dead at the scene.

A third suspect, who appears to have escaped unscathed, fled the crime scene by car.

None of the four persons inside the house – the adult and the three underage boys – were injured.

An investigation is ongoing, and the case will be presented to a grand jury.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez summed up the incident on Twitter as follows:

“Last night in Channelview at the 16000 blk of First Street, three adult males attempted to force entry into a home. The males were armed and wearing masks. The home was occupied by an adult female, a 12-yr-old male, and two 17-yr-old males.

“One of the 17-yr-old male occupants retrieved a shotgun and discharged it several times striking two of the suspects…The 3rd suspect fled in a dark-colored, 4-door sedan. There were no other reported injuries.”

In similar incidents earlier this year, a homeowner in Houston shot and killed a home invader, and another man shot and killed a suspect trying to break into his mother’s home in the same city.

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