Deputies: Resident opens fire on intruders, fatally shoots one

HOUSTON - A man fought back against two intruders, fatally shooting one of them at his north Harris County apartment, according to deputies.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says it responded to the shooting at around 12:45 p.m. Friday at The Trails at Dominion Park apartment complex in the 200 block of Dominion Park Drive. A man who lives in a third floor apartment says he was asleep when he heard something at the front door and went to investigate.

He told sheriff's deputies at least two men then forced their way inside the apartment. He then confronted the two suspects and fired his weapon several times.

One of the suspects died at the scene. The other fled the scene.

The resident's father spoke to Local 2 and said his son was sleeping when the intruders came knocking and tried to break in.

"They woke him up" he said. "He peeked out the peephole and he didn't recognize who the guys was."

A neighbor said the men tried to pry the door open.

"They used a crow bar," Gakayla Render said.  "He saw the gun come around the corner and he started firing."

Render said everyone who lives at the apartment complex is talking about how the tenant was targeted. They believe the would-be robbers were after money. The say the man who lives in the complex has successful parents who provide him with nice things.

"It's a motive," she said. "You have other young guys who see them and they're envious and they want that, they want to be part of that or they want to have that."

According to investigators, a man has shown up a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound and they are now trying to determine if he was involved in this home invasion.

Investigators say there were at least two suspects, but they are trying to figure out if there could be more.

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