Texas man shoots two would-be burglars, kills one

Published: Apr. 13, 2017 at 3:25 PM CDT
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Huntsville police believe a homeowner was justified in shooting two men who were attempting to burglarize his home Wednesday night, killing one of them and wounding the other.

According to police, the homeowner pulled into his driveway shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Elkins Lake subdivision.

Officers say the homeowner noticed the back door had been kicked in.

Officers said that's when the homeowner went back to his car and got his handgun.

He returned to his house and was confronted by two men.

Investigators say the homeowner fired his gun, striking both of them.

One of the men died at the house, the other managed to leave.

Investigators said he showed up at Herman Memorial Hospital in The Woodlands with two gunshot wounds.

Right now, police do not know how the second man made it all the way to The Woodlands.

He is in critical condition.

Officers believe they will charge him with the burglary after he is stabilized.

Investigators believe the home wasn't chosen at random.

Police told KBTX they believe the homeowner was justified in firing his gun.

They do not believe he will be charged.