Homeowner shoots burglary suspect 3 times in north Houston

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Sunday, December 27, 2020
Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in N. Houston
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A burglary suspect was shot three times in the leg by a homeowner early Sunday in north Houston, according to police.

It happened at a home in the 6500 block of Jensen around 3 a.m.

Police said the homeowner went outside with a gun to investigate the noises he said he heard coming from his backyard.

That's when he found a man breaking into his shed.

Officers placed tourniquets on the burglary suspect, and he was taken to the hospital. Police said he is expected to survive.

"I'm not exactly sure what he was thinking, but he was inside the shed taking some items from the owner when the owner came outside," a police officer said.

Houston police have reported several times that the crime rate in the city increased this year.

A "Stop the Violence H-town" rally will be held at the Green House International Church Sunday at 1 p.m. Mayor Sylvester Turner is expected to speak at the event.

For those who want to attend, face masks and social distancing is required.

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