An officer identified himself, telling the men to stop. That's when one of the suspects allegedly pointed a gun at him. The officer fired his weapon, but missed.
Moments later, a second officer spotted the suspects on the side of the home, where he identified himself and according to Houston police, the same burglar pointed a weapon at him. This time, the officer fired and struck the man in the torso.
"The suspect turned toward him with a weapon, so the officer, in fear of his safety, discharged his weapon, striking the suspect one time," said HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva. "The suspect fell to the ground. The two other suspects fled."
The injured suspect was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where he's listed in critical condition. The other two suspects who fled the scene were apprehended with the help of K-9 units.