Possible would-be car burglar shot, killed by homeowner in Kingwood, deputies say

PORTER, Texas – Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after they said a possible would-be car burglar was fatally shot in Kingwood Thursday night.

Deputies said the deadly shooting happened in the driveway of a home located in the 22700 block of Adrift Row Lane around 9 p.m.

According to investigators, a homeowner’s motion detection camera alerted him of some activity in his driveway. Deputies say the homeowner found a 23-year-old man he didn’t know sitting in his car. The homeowner had asked the intruder to leave right before fatally shooting him, deputies said.

“As the male homeowner approached the vehicle, (he) ordered the name subject out at gunpoint,” Specialist S. Squier with Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. “He became aggressive, uncooperative. The suspect made the statement, ‘I will not go back to prison.’”

Deputies said as the alteration continued, the homeowner fired two shots, striking the subject who went down and was later pronounced dead.

The man’s name has not been released. Deputies said they are still trying to contact his family.

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, are investigating the shooting. There’s no word yet on whether the homeowner will face any charges.


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