Video captures 4 armed suspects park next to Channelview home seconds before attempted forced entry

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
17-year-old shoots, kills 2 armed men during attempted home invasion
Surveillance footage obtained only by Eyewitness News shows 4 suspects arrive to the scene and park next door before two are seen running back outside two minutes later.

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (KTRK) -- Two armed men were shot and killed by a 17-year-old while they attempted a home invasion, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

On Friday at about 10:40 p.m., deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to an in-progress shooting call in the 16000 block of 1st Street.

ABC13 obtained surveillance footage showing four suspects arriving and parking next door to the home.

Nearly two minutes later, two suspects are seen running back to the car before driving off.

Upon arrival, deputies said they located two men with apparent gunshot wounds on the lawn along the side of a residence.

The two other suspects were found on the lawn along the house and were pronounced dead, according to Gonzalez.

A woman, a 12-year-old boy, and two 17-year-old men were inside the home during the attempted home invasion but were not injured, Gonzalez said.

Deputies said one of the 17-year-olds retrieved a shotgun and discharged it several times, striking the two intruders.

A neighbor in the area showed ABC13 their house and car riddled with a least nine bullet holes.

There were no other reported injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Authorities urge you to contact the HCSO Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100 if you have any information on this case.