According to local authorities, a 17-year-old boy in Texas shot and killed two males on Friday night who were allegedly attempting to break into his home.
At around 10:40 p.m., the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was informed of the home invasion. According to the results of their investigation, three masked, armed individuals allegedly tried to break into a residence in Channelview, a suburb east of Houston.
At the time of the attempted break-in, a 12-year-old boy, two 17-year-old males, and an adult woman were all present inside the house. One of the 17-year-olds grabbed a shotgun when he saw the men were attempting to enter. According to the press release, he shot it many times, hitting two of the alleged robbers.
According to the press release, the third suspect also fled the scene unharmed in an unidentifiable dark-colored, four-door vehicle.
The two males were unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds when law enforcement arrived. According to the sheriff’s office, emergency responders pronounced them both deceased at the spot.
The sheriff’s office said that the matter was brought to the district attorney’s office in Harris County, which suggested that a Harris County Grand Jury hear the case.
The identities of those involved, along with additional information about the incident, were still a mystery early on Saturday. Authorities in the area are still looking into the event, and anyone with information is asked to call the homicide unit of the Harris County Sheriff Office at (713) 274-9100.
Numerous American houses are the target of home invasions every night. According to a 2019 Department of Justice (DOJ) research, there were over 1.1 million burglaries that year, costing the victims a total of $3 billion in losses. The majority of burglaries, according to SafeWise, take place during the day and are most prevalent from June to August.