HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A homeowner shot a suspected intruder in North Harris County on Sunday morning.
The suspect was shot twice at a home off West Mount Houston Road around 1:45 a.m.
Deputies said the homeowner grabbed a gun when he heard the suspect scaling his 6-foot fence.
He started shooting when he heard the suspect trying to break in.
The suspected intruder was hit once in each leg.
"Deputy Salgado put a tourniquet onto his legs, which probably saved the suspect's life," said Captain John Shannon.
The suspect was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.
Deputies are speaking with the homeowner, but they said the investigation into any possible charges is ongoing.
Homeowner in North Harris County shot suspected intruder once in each leg