Suspected intruder 'not making sense' after authorities question him for firing at Spring homeowner

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Friday, February 17, 2023
Homeowner hurt after intruder suspect fired toward his head: Sheriff
ABC13 was at the scene as a Spring man arrived back at his home from the hospital with bandages around his head after a suspected intruder shot at him.

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is lucky to have just been grazed by a bullet Friday morning after a complete stranger fired at his head during a home invasion, Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

The armed suspect forced his way into the couple's home at about 7:30 a.m. in the 8400 block of Glenn Elm Drive. But, Sgt. John Klafka said this wasn't the only home he tried breaking into.

The 22-year-old man allegedly went to multiple homes in the area, knocked on those doors, and even tried opening some car doors before parking a white Jeep in the driveway of the home on Glenn Elm.

Once inside, the intruder got into an argument with the homeowner, pulled out a gun, and fired approximately five to seven shots, according to Klafka.

The homeowner was able to exit the home after getting shot at and called deputies.

The woman inside the home remained hiding during the invasion so she was uninjured, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies arrived just in time to apprehend the suspect and also recover his weapon, Gonzalez said.

"He's not from this area. No one has seen him before. No one has ever dealt with him. We've tried to talk to him once, but he is not making sense. He doesn't know what he is saying," Klafka said.

The suspect's parents have been contacted by authorities to find out if they have experienced any issues at their home. Deputies are unsure if the 22-year-old was on drugs or suffering from a mental health crisis.

The suspect was taken downtown to get processed and receive a mental health screening. Authorities said they are looking to charge him with aggravated assault.

It also turns out the Jeep he was driving is a rental, according to investigators.

As for the victim, ABC13 crews saw him arriving back home from the hospital at about 11 a.m. with bandages around his head.

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