HCSO: Homeowner charged with aggravated assault after shooting man who he thought broke in his house

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor, Sally Mamdooh - Reporter

HOUSTON - A Crosby homeowner who is accused of shooting a man who he believed broke into his home Friday afternoon has been charged with aggravated assault. 

Jose Gutierrez Jr., 22, is facing the charge, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

The shooting was reported at 12:18 p.m. in the 200 block of Nod Street in Crosby. 

Deputies said Gutierrez shot the man after he "had reason to believe he broke into his house." 

Neighbors in the area said they've seen the man who was shot before and believe he is homeless. 

Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated the man had died but has since been updated with his correct condition.

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