HOUSTON – A suspect accused of burglarizing a man’s garage died after a shootout between three men at an apartment complex in west Houston on Saturday.
The Houston Police Department was dispatched just before 3:30 a.m. to the 8600 block of Woodway Drive.
According to authorities, there have been several vehicle thefts in the apartments. A 60-year-old resident has surveillance cameras, and he saw footage of two men, who appeared to be about 30 years old, enter the complex through a large hole in a fence.
The older man went to advise the other men to get off the property. When he approached them, they took out a pistol and started shooting. Police said the 60-year-old man also had a pistol and fired several shots.
He was shot once in the leg. A second man was shot several times, and he later made it to a stairwell at the apartments.
A resident found the man and called officers. The second man was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.
The 60-year-old was also transported to a hospital and expected to be OK.
The third man involved ran away and possibly took the gun with him.
Police are still investigating, and they have video of the incident.
All of the men have not been identified. If you have any information on this case, call HPD’s Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.