Man shot trying to fend off armed suspect in NW Harris Co.

Deputies say a man was shot while trying to prevent an armed man from entering his home during an attempted robbery in northweset Harris County.

January 22, 2013 4:36:20 AM PST
A man is being treated at the hospital after police say he was shot by a suspect through the front door of his home during an attempted robbery.

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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