Son shoots, kills intruder acting as health care worker before trying to break into his mother’s home in SE Houston: HPD

An investigation is underway after a man fatally shot an intruder that was acting as a health care worker while trying to break into the home of the man’s mother in southeast Houston Tuesday, police said.

HOUSTON – The fatal shooting of a man on Monday will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The shooting happened at a home in the 12500 block of Cooperstown about 11:40 p.m.

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, a 65-year-old woman that was home alone received a knock on the door from a man wearing scrubs that was claiming to be a health care worker. Police said the woman refused to let the man in and called her 40-year-old son, who happened to be a few blocks away.

Officers said the son arrived to find the man had broken the door and shot the suspect as he was forcing his way inside the home.

According to investigators, the woman also had a gun, but it is believed she did not use her firearm.

After detectives consulted with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, it was determined the incident would be referred to a grand jury.

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