Man poses at utility worker, shoots homeowner

Police warn residents to check credentials of workers

League City police released this sketch of the man who posed as a city utility worker.

LEAGUE CITY, Texas - League City police are looking for two men who posed as city utility workers and shot a homeowner in the leg Saturday morning.

At around 9:20 a.m., a white or Hispanic male came to a home in the 2800 block of Carrera Court, dressed as a construction worker and told homeowners he needed to come inside to check the water pressure.

Once inside, the homeowners became suspicious and asked the man to leave. He refused and started fighting with the male homeowner. The fake worker shot the man and then fled in a waiting car.

The victim was airlifted to Memorial Herman Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The gunman is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man in his early 20s with a slender build and medium length dark hair. He was wearing a utility jacket, a blue hat and a utility belt. His accomplice was a white or light-skinned Hispanic male.

They drove away on Porta Rosa Lane in a gray 2-door small car with lightly tinted windows. The car is about four to five years old.

League City police urge all residents to check the credentials of any worker who shows up for unscheduled appointments before allowing them into your home. If you have suspicions about the person, call police immediately.

League City Water Production Superintendent Michael Huynh said water department employees will only be sent to a home to check on water pressure at the request of the homeowner. They will then check the water pressure from the outside of the house.

All city employees will be dressed in a city uniform with a city logo and name on their shirt, and will be driving a city vehicle with a city logo on the outside.

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