HPD: Man ambushed, shot by attempted robber

Police talk to neighbors in the northwest Houston neighborhood where a man was ambushed and shot, allegedly by an attempted robber

September 15, 2012 5:20:56 PM PDT
A man was shot by overnight before he could make it inside his northwest Houston home.

It happened around 9:30pm Friday on Lemon Tree Lane near Vogel Road.

Police say the gunman was waiting in an abandoned house until the homeowner pulled into his garage. That's when the gunman jumped over a fence and ambushed the man.

The homeowner was shot once in the stomach.

Police believe the suspect was trying to rob the man, but it is unclear whether he got away with anything. Police haven't said if the victim was targeted or if it was a random attack.

The gunman remains on the loose and the homeowner is in the hospital, expected to survive.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call HPD or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.