HOUSTON -

Three men are in police custody after a break-in spree and chase on Houston's southside, investigators said.

Police said the three suspects tried to get into at least two homes south of downtown around midnight Tuesday.

At the first home, officers said a a male homeowner heard the thieves trying to get inside the front door.

Officials said the homeowner barricaded the door.

"He looked out of the keyhole and when he did so, the male started kicking in the door," said Lieutenant Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department. "Then he held the door so they could not get in. They fired a shot through the door, he called his girlfriend to bring his gun and they head that and took off running."

Fifteen minutes later, detectives said the same thieves tried breaking into a second home. This time they were successful.

"While an officer was driving down Southmore off Highway 288, she spotted a group of guys fitting the description of the suspects. The suspects dropped their bags and ran," Crowson said. "Officers put out a call about the suspects and at the intersection of Southmore and Dowling they saw three suspects matching the description."

K-9 officers and a helicopter assisted in the search for the suspects.

The thieves were eventually found hiding behind a gas station near homes off of Southmore Street, according to police. 

During the search, police said one of the suspects was bitten by a police K-9. All three were arrested and taken downtown for questioning.

Officers said all three of the suspects told police they were juveniles.

Detectives are now consulting with the district attorney's office on charges, but Crowson said they will likely face aggravated robbery charges.

All of the victim's stolen items, including a laptop, cell phone, and tablet, were recovered by police