15-year-old boy shot in face during home invasion in southeast Houston, police say

HOUSTON – A 15-year-old boy was shot in the face while trying to fight off an intruder during a home invasion in southeast Houston Wednesday, police said.

Officers said the shooting happened at 7236 Dahlia St. around 9:30 p.m.

According to police, the teen was home alone when someone tried breaking into the home. When he tried fighting the intruder off, police said he was shot in his face.

Investigators said the teen was transported to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

Police said there is no information on a suspect yet.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Houston Police Department Major Assaults and Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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