‘That’s Just Texas’ – Woman Kills Armed Home Intruder
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 60-year-old Texas woman wasn’t taking any chances Monday morning when she heard two intruders enter her home. She grabbed her handgun and shot one of the would-be thieves, or worse. The suspect died, police said.
The woman was not immediately identified. However, she confronted the two armed men after they entered her Harris County home through an open garage door around 11:30 a.m., WTSP reported.
Cathy Hanks is a neighbor. She said it’s not surprising the woman fired her weapon when she saw a threat in her home. She offered a succinct explanation. “That’s really how we are. That’s just Texas.”
Hanks continued, “It’s the state of Texas. If you’re going to go into someone’s home, you’re going to get shot.”
Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesman Thomas Gilliland told WTSP that both intruders were armed with pistols when the woman confronted them. Neither person has been identified.
The resident fired several shots and struck at least one man, who collapsed and died in her front yard. Law enforcement authorities found a gun next to the dead man’s body.
The second suspect managed to jump over the fence and escape. It is unknown if he was wounded in the incident.
Fortunately, the woman defending herself and her home was uninjured. According to WTSP, she did not know the intruders.
Police are still looking for the second suspect, described as a man in his 20s who was wearing dark clothing with red underwear creeping out of his pants.