Man killed by thief breaking into his car in southwest Houston, police say

HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating after a man said his neighbor’s body was found in his driveway in southwest Houston Thursday. Police are now saying the victim was fatally shot by a car thief.

Officers said the body was found in the 2100 block of Summit Meadow Drive near Fondren Road around 6:28 a.m.

According to investigators, police received a call from a resident saying his neighbor’s body was in his driveway. Police said it appears the victim was shot. HPD Homicide Detective Chris Sturdivant said that the homeowner interrupted someone breaking into his car and that is when he was shot.

“We are looking for neighbors who may have seen anything or for surveillance video. Call Homicide detectives or Crimestoppers if you have any information,” Sturdivant said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.