Intruder shot, killed in northwest Harris County

Deputies: Motive for break-in unclear

Published On: Feb 22 2013 06:31:45 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 22 2013 04:30:52 PM CST
HOUSTON -

One man was killed and two others were taken into police custody after a home invasion in northwest Harris County.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said three men forced their way through the front door of a home on Brook Garden Lane and Cloudbrook Lane around 8 p.m. Thursday.

A father, mother, and their 21-year-old son were at home at the time, officials said.

"I never thought about it ... that it will happen to us," said the mother.

The son grabbed his father's gun and fought back.

"My son hid the gun and he was behind me," the mother said "The (intruder) came into the bedroom and said, 'I'm not going to hurt you -- lay down.'"

The mother said she was pushed to the ground and her son shot the man. The intruder, whose name has not been released, died.

The family then called 911 for help.

Detectives said the other two suspects jumped in their a sport utility vehicle and took off. Deputies spotted the SUV leaving the area and the men were stopped and detained.

The motive for the home invasion remains under investigation, deputies said.

The family was not hurt. The 21-year-old will not face any charges, investigators said.