Neighbor shoots at home invasion suspects in N. Harris County

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Monday, December 21, 2015
Neighbor opens fire on home invasion suspects in N. Harris County
Gifts and a flat-screen TV were left on the lawn of a home burglarized by two suspects.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A concerned neighbor was nearly run over right before he opened fire on two people suspected in a home invasion in north Harris County.

Officers say it all happened at a home on Forsythe Lane at Burnwood Lane near Spring.

An 80-year-old man was asleep on the second floor of a home when two people kicked in the back door and burglarized the home.

A neighbor confronted the two suspects as they were leaving through a back gate carrying Christmas presents and a flat-screen TV.

Deputies say the suspects dropped their loot and jumped inside a car before attempting to run the neighbor over. That is when he pulled a pistol out and shot twice into the vehicle.

The suspects fled the scene, causing minor damage when they slammed into a parked vehicle.

No injuries were reported, but Harris County Sheriff's deputies are checking local hospitals for gunshot victims.