It happened at around 1am on Camden Parkway near Walters road in northwest Harris County.
Deputies say the victim was trying to keep the suspect from breaching his home. That's when the suspect allegedly stepped back and fired a shot through the victim's front door. His family was inside at the time.
The victim was struck in the chest, and the suspect fled the scene. He was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Deputies say the suspect likely targeted the victim sometime before:
"It appears he was followed home from his place of employment and it looks to be an attempted robbery," said Sgt. Hilborn with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say the suspect fled in a silver or blue Chevy Impala.
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