Southeast Houston homeowner fires at alleged car thief who led police on chase

Officials say a man who led police on a chase after stealing a car from TSU knocked on the door of this southeast Houston home and tried to attack the homeowner

December 30, 2013 8:36:34 AM PST
An alleged car thief apparently sought cover at the wrong southeast Houston house Sunday while running from police because the homeowner was armed.

The chaotic afternoon all started with a car theft on the Texas Southern University Campus.

According to Harris County Precinct 7 Constable's Office deputies, two men stole a car and led officers on a chase.

The car chase ended when the vehicle crashed, but officials said the suspected then took off on foot.

Authorities said that's when one of the men ran to up to a house on Prospect and Ennis and knocked on the door.

According to investigators, the suspect took a swing at the homeowner when he opened his door, but the homeowner grabbed his gun and shot at the man multiple times as he jumped over a fence.

The man remains at large. His accomplice was taken into custody.

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