3 sought in connection with shooting of Katy-area home

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A Katy-area homeowner ran out his back door while dodging bullets in the early morning hours of April 12.

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies said they are searching for three male subjects who fired shots into a home in the 6200 block of Lone Prairie Way in the Lakeville subdivision.

Deputies obtained surveillance video and started piecing together what happened.

In the video, around 7 a.m., deputies said the three males got out of a late-model, white, four-door SUV wearing hoodies and opened fire on the house with handguns and a rifle.

Cedric Maddox, the 47-year-old homeowner, said he ran out the back door when he heard 15 to 20 gunshots and glass shattering. He was not seriously injured, according to deputies, but he did sustain a laceration that is believed to be a graze wound.

“I was scared, but I rolled off the bed and kind of crawled out the back door and ran to the neighbor's house,” Maddox said.

Maddox said he hopes the trio is caught.

"I hope they recognize and they catch the guys. There could have been a baby in any one of these houses. I’ve been living in the neighborhood for a long time, and nothing like this happened. It could have been kids or anybody could have gotten hit,” Maddox said.

In the video, the three males are seen running back to the SUV and leaving less than a minute after the shooting.

Deputies said the shooting may have stemmed from an altercation between someone else who lives at the home and another person the night before.

Anyone with information is asked to call 713-274-9100 or 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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