Fox 26 reports that, over the weekend, a teenager managed to foil the invasion of his home with the help of a shotgun.
The incident took place on Saturday night at a home located at the 16000 block of 1st St. in Channelview, Texas. Around 10:40 p.m., the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was called to the residence.
There, on the lawn, they found two men with gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the three men attempted to invade the home.
“Last night in Channelview at the 16000 blk of First Street, three adult males attempted to force entry into a home,” Gonzalez reported. “The males were armed and wearing masks. The home was occupied by an adult female, 12-yr-old male, and two 17-yr-old males.”
Gonzalez goes on to explain the rather unpleasant welcome that the home invaders received from the home’s occupants.
“One of the 17-yr-old male occupants retrieved a shotgun and discharged it several times striking two of the suspects,” he said. “Both males were pronounced deceased at the scene.”
One remains at large
Gonzalez further reports that one of the men who attempted to invade the home managed to escape in a car, and it appears that this individual remains at large.
“The 3rd suspect fled in a dark colored, 4-door sedan,” Gonzalez said. He later asked “anyone with information” to contact the homicide unit of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Another success story
This is another example of a story that flies in the face of the political left’s anti-gun agenda. A gun managed to protect a law-abiding family from criminals who, themselves, were armed. The family managed to survive the invasion unscathed, as Gonzalez reports that no one, other than the suspects, was injured.
Gonalez did say that an investigation of the entire incident is ongoing. He also said that the case will be presented to a grand jury.
Gonalez, however, did not elaborate on any of this. And so, it is unclear what the grand jury would be asked to consider here. It appears to be an obviously justified case of self-defense.