Mother shoots home invasion suspect in chest in Sugar Land, police say

SUGAR LAND, Texas – Police are investigating after they said a mother shot a home invasion suspect in his chest Friday.

Officers said the shooting happened in the 220 block of Shadow Woods Drive around 4:30 a.m.

According to investigators, the woman lives with her 8-year-old son and heard a noise at the back door. When the woman went to investigate, she found a man trying to break into the home.

Police said the woman fired at least one shot and hit the man in his chest. The suspect ran into the neighbor’s yard, officers said. Police said they were able to find the man because of a trail of blood that led to his location. He was taken to Memorial Hermann for his injuries.

According to police, the suspect was also carrying a gun during the time of the home invasion. He is expected to face attempted burglary charges.

Police are looking for surveillance video in the area to determine if the suspect acted alone.

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