KATY, Texas – A suspected would-be car burglar was shot Friday by a homeowner in Katy.
Deputies said around 1 a.m., a woman saw a motion detector light come on outside her home in the 21000 block of Park Valley Drive. She looked out her window and saw a masked man wearing a hooded sweatshirt in her detached garage trying to break into her car, according to investigators.
The woman got her husband, who grabbed a gun and confronted the 19-year-old man, deputies said.
The husband fired at the man and grazed his head when he started coming toward him, deputies said.
According to investigators, the would-be thief ran to a nearby home and hid behind an air conditioning unit, where a K9 officer found him.
He was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital. His condition was not immediately known.