Man suspected in several break-ins shot by homeowner

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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A suspect was shot after a break-in this morning in Huffman. Courtney Fischer reports

HARRIS COUNTY, TX (KTRK) -- A man suspected in several break-ins was shot by a homeowner during an alleged home invasion in Huffman.

The shooting happened outside a home on Spanish Trace Street in northeast Harris County.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the intruder took a brick from the landscaping outside the home, and hurled it through the window of the front door.

The homeowner heard the glass shatter and grabbed his gun.

When the homeowner came to the front door, deputies say he saw a man reaching inside to try and get into the home. That is when the homeowner fired off two shots, hitting the alleged intruder.

The homeowner's pregnant wife was inside when the alleged home invasion began.

Fortunately, she is alright and there were no injuries.

LifeFlight took the suspect to the hospital. We do not yet know his condition.

Several other homeowners have since come forward, claiming he is the same man who broke into their vehicles overnight.

One person tells Eyewitness News the man who was shot had also broke into their pickup truck, stealing a 9MM handgun.

When the truck owner heard the alarm go off, he grabbed a gun and went outside the confront the suspect. He says he found the burglar breaking into his neighbor's truck at that point.

He yelled, scaring the suspect off into the woods nearby.

Officers were able to reunite the pickup truck owner with his 9MM this morning.

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