Homeowner questioned after suspected car burglar killed

HOUSTON - A southeast Houston homeowner is under investigation after he said he caught three men stealing from his car.

Investigators said the homeowner shot and killed one of the men at his home early Sunday morning.

Police said the homeowner said he heard noises outside of his home on Gulf Valley and Springtime and looked outside to find three men inside of his car with the trunk open.

He said he then told the men several times to stop.

The homeowner said he thought one of them pointed a gun at him and that's when he started to shoot, detectives said.

The men then tried to take off in their car.

Investigators said the homeowner shot the driver's side window out, hitting the driver in the head and killing him.

The two other men then got out of the car and ran.

Police said they were able to catch one of them while the other got away.

Investigators did find some of the homeowners belongings in the vehicle, but have not recovered any weapons.

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