Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It Dosen't Pay to Break Into An Occupied Home in Houston.

MISSOURI CITY — A man watching television in his home grabbed a pistol and wounded one of two armed men who forced their way into the house in what appears to be a robbery attempt, police said today.
The wounded man, a 41-year-old ex-convict, collapsed across the street from the home in the 1600 block of Grand Park near Quail Feather.
He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and his wound does not appear to be life-threatening, said Missouri City police Capt. John Bailey.
The other intruder fled and is being sought.
The shooting will be referred to a Fort Bend County grand jury without charges, Bailey said.
"It was very clear that the suspects illegally entered the residence," he said. "It is very obvious the shooting occurred inside the residence. There is no question about that."
Bailey said Quentin Durisseau, 27, was in the living room about 11 p.m. Tuesday when two men kicked in the back door.
"(Durisseau) grabs his gun and as the suspects enter the residence he starts shooting at them," Bailey said. "There was an exchange of gunfire from the suspects and the resident."
Both men fled. Paramedics found the wounded man, identified as Darrall Earl Houston, on the curb. He has not yet been charged.
Public records show that Houston, a resident of Houston, was convicted of aggravated robbery in Harris County in 1987 and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was paroled in 1992.
Bailey said that, before the ambulance arrived, witnesses saw the wounded man put something into the storm sewer.
"We looked and we found a gun, we found a black ski mask and we found gloves," Bailey said.
Officers found that the .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol had been stolen in Houston.
The wounded man has given police different stories about what happened, Bailey said.
"At first, he said somebody drove by and shot him in the park. He is not being cooperative," Bailey said.
Police have no description of the second intruder. It was not immediately clear why the men targeted that house.
Durisseau, who lives there with his mother, told police he did not know the intruders.
"This guy (Durisseau) who shot at them was scared half to death," Bailey said. "But I think he scared the other guys just as much, because they shot both their rounds into the air. I guess they didn't expect they were going to be fired upon."

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