Scrapyard owner shoots, kills trespasser in northeast Houston


It happened yesterday on Langley near the Eastex Freeway. The trespasser died at the scene.

The owner told police he's been the target of trespassers in the past and this wasn't the first time he opened fire on them.

"My understanding is the patrol officers have made numerous calls here over the last couple of years," said Sgt. Robert Torres with the Houston Police Department. "At least one of them has been regarding discharging of firearms by the same property owner to other persons trespassing on the property."

The property owner was taken to HPD headquarters for questioning.

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