HOUSTON -

 A man is in the hospital after police say he was ambushed by thieves moments after he got home.

This all happened at the Tara Apartments on Sherwood near East T.C. Jester around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

The thief stole the man's wallet and cellphone before shooting him in the leg.

A witness says the thief got into a white pickup truck and fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is expected to be okay