Vehicle of interest sought after father was killed during a home invasion in Katy
KATY, Texas – Fort Bend County officials released surveillance footage of a vehicle of interest after a man was killed by two people who broke into his family's Glen Rosa Drive home in Katy Wednesday.
The man's two small children and wife were in the home with him when the intruders broke in, but they weren't hurt.
Officials said they didn't have enough information in the case to determine if it was a case of mistaken identity or if it may have been a targeted attack.
Surveillance footage from homes in the area showed a car drive into the area ahead of the 911 calls reporting the shooting and then drive away right after. Officials say this car is of interest. It is described as a light-colored four-door sedan with a sunroof. Investigators also believe it's taillights were out.
Sheriff Troy Nehls said that they don’t yet have a motive but are following up on leads in the case.
“You have to make the assumption that these individuals knew someone would be home, but they still had the audacity to break a window and enter the home, that’s a little unusual, folks," Nehls said.
Nehls said that there is a team of investigators working around the county to find out more information about the vehicle of interest and potential suspects.
“They came to the wrong county, the wrong county,” Nehls said.
The victim's father, Mike Estorffe, told Channel 7 Australia, that his son moved to the United States in 2011 and died protecting a family he loved very much.
“The guys were close to the bedroom and he fought them all the way to the kitchen and then they decided to shoot. He saved his family, he saved his kids and his wife we feel very proud that he did that and that's the type of person his way," Estorffe said.
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $25,000 reward for information that might lead to an arrest or charges filed in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at 281-341-4665 or the county Crime Stoppers at 281-342-8477.
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