Homeowner dies trying to protect family

January 7, 2008 7:42:40 AM PST
A homeowner was killed last night, and police say he was just trying to defend his family. Guillermo Castellanos, another adult, and his 15-year-old son were at their home on Oleander Grove Way near Auburn Knoll in northeast Houston last night, when two thieves broke through the front door.

Castellanos sent his son upstairs to call police. When the robber tried to tie him up the father fought back. The robbers shot Castellanos and fled the scene. The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The suspects remain at large. Anyone with information regarding the suspects in this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or the HPD homicide division at 713-967-5810.

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