Masked robbers kill man, hold his girlfriend at gunpoint during home invasion in NE Harris County

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Police are looking for the masked men who shot and killed a homeowner and held his girlfriend at gunpoint.

Investigators say at least three masked men broke into a 25-year-old man's home and shot him to death, while holding his girlfriend at gunpoint in northeast Harris County.

Authorities tell Eyewitness News they were called to the home on United Street and Ell Road around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

After the gunmen shot Jesse Renteria to death in the kitchen, they ransacked his house and took off in an unknown vehicle.

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Renteria's girlfriend was taken to the hospital. She was treated for stress and trauma related to the home invasion.

She was sleeping when the break-in happened.

"I feel bad for the family because nobody around here messes with anyone. Everybody wakes up, goes to send their kids to school, goes to work," said neighbor Joann Hernandez.

According to police, the suspects immediately started shooting when they burst through the door.

Officials say it appears the house may have been targeted.
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A person is dead after an apparent home invasion.

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