Man shot, killed during violent home invasion

A man was shot to death when an armed man broke into home overnight in Missouri City.

March 4, 2010 7:43:41 AM PST
A Fort Bend County man is dead after becoming the target of a suspected home invasion. It happened just before 1am at a home on Saints near Kitty Brook in Missouri City. Investigators tell us that man and his girlfriend were inside watching television when a burglar entered the home through a window. He pulled out a gun and started shooting.

"The homeowner was struck several times. The homeowner was able to get up from the couch, go to his bedroom and retrieve a weapon of his own," said Captain John Bailey with the Missouri City Police Department. "But unfortunately he collapsed there and was not able to return gunfire."

The homeowner died at the scene. The woman was not hurt. Police did say they found the suspected shooter and arrested him.