Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Texas: Fort Bend homeowner shoots suspected thieves

Fort Bend County, Texas

From the Houston Chronicle of February 11, 2008
Fort Bend homeowner shoots suspected thieves

Two men were shot Sunday when they allegedly tried to steal auto parts from in front of a home near Stafford in Fort Bend County.

The men, whose names were not immediately known, were shot about 2:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Oakdale Court, said Fort Bend County Sheriff's spokeswoman Terriann Carlson.

Carlson said the homeowner heard unusual sounds coming from outside his house and then saw a man approaching his front door.

The homeowner got a weapon and told a woman in the house to call police.

"In an attempt to protect themselves and their property, several persons inside the residence discharged their weapons numerous times, hitting one suspect in the head area and the second in the back," Carlson said in a released statement.

One man was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital and another man was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Both were in serious condition.

The identities of the homeowner and the others who fired weapons were not released.

The case will be sent to the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office and then will be reviewed by a grand jury.

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