Teen shot by robbers at home

HOUSTON - A teenager was shot twice Friday after robbers attacked his mother outside their northeast Harris County home.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said three men confronted a woman as she walked out of her house in the 4800 block of Debeney Drive at 7 a.m.

One of the men grabbed the woman and demanded money. Her 17-year-old son saw the men grab his mom and tried to run back in the house, investigators said. The men then kicked in the front door, shattering glass, and shot the 17-year-old in the chest and leg, officials said.

"My brother closed the door and they just knocked it down, shot the door. So, he opened it and shot my brother," said Daniel Delarosa, 15. "He was trying to hit me with the gun, so I dodged and he hit the wall."

Delarosa said the men threatened to kill his mother, so he took them to a safe in his mother's room. They stole money and jewelry from it.

"I'm like, 'Don't kill my mom. Kill me first,'" he said.

The 17-year-old was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. His condition was not released, but he is expected to survive.

The crooks fled the scene.

"I seen them around before, like they looked familiar," Delarosa said.

The mother was on her way to drop off her sons at school when the crime occurred.

"I don't know why anybody would shoot him," a neighbor said.

Deputies do not have any suspects.

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