Deputies: Homeowner shoots 2 men during assault; 1 dies

HOUSTON – A homeowner shot two men who had assaulted people at his Fort Bend County home early Saturday, killing one of the men, deputies said.

The shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. in the 15500 block of Schumann Lane.

According to Fort Bend County deputies, the two men, identified as 24-year-old Hashem Abu Amarah and 20-year-old Faisal Abu Amarah, walked up to people who lived at the home and assaulted them. They said the homeowner went inside, grabbed his gun and fired at both men.

Hashem Amarah died at the scene, deputies said. They said Faisal Amarah was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Investigators said the Amarahs had recently threatened the homeowner about a burglary report that was filed last year. Faisal Amarah was arrested and charged because of the report, but that case was later dismissed.

Deputies said the shooting is still under investigation.