Thursday, July 16, 2009

Police: Teen shoots, kills intruder in Spring Branch

It's not safe to wake up a sleeping teen I guess. No hesitation, just shot the sucker dead. Well done.

HOUSTON—A teenage boy shot and killed an intruder in his Spring Branch home Thursday.

Teen shoots burglary suspect

Raw: Spring Branch burglary scene
July 16, 2009 View larger E-mail Clip More Video According to police, the boy was sleeping alone in the home on Kerrwood when he said a man kicked in his back door.

The boy said the man appeared to be armed, so he ran, grabbed a gun and shot him.

Police said the teen then ran out of the home to a neighbor’s house and called 911.

When police arrived, they surrounded the home, unsure if the suspect was alive inside.

Eventually, they entered the home and found the body.

Neighbors said there have been five robberies in the neighborhood recently.

The teen’s home was under construction, and neighbors said the boy and his dad had been taking turns sleeping there to protect it.

Police said the case would be referred to a grand jury with no charges.

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