Corpus Christi, TX – Two suspects were shot by homeowners in two separate incidents in Houston and Corpus Christi during Hurricane Harvey.
In one incident, an intruder was shot by a Southside homeowner after he broke into the home as Hurricane Harvey made landfall.
The incident occurred on Friday, August 25, about 11 PM in the 7100 block of Ficus Court, near Yorktown Boulevard, according to the Caller-Times. Police officers responded to a home for a report of an intruder in the home.
Upon their arrival, they found the suspect inside the home, with a gunshot wound to his head. Police said that the suspect had broken into the home, and the homeowner had shot him. The incident occurred about an hour after the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi.
The suspect’s name and the homeowner’s name have not been released. It isn’t known if the resident had power when the incident occurred. The suspect was transported to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline for treatment. His condition is not known. No other injuries were reported. The Corpus Christi Police Department is conducting the ongoing investigation.
The second incident occurred in Houston about 3 AM in the 6900 block of Avenue T on Saturday, August 26. Police said that an intruder was trying to break into a home in Houston’s Greater East End, and was shot by the homeowner, according to The Houston Chronicle. The intruder was reported to have been killed by the homeowner.
No further information has been released, and the Houston Police Department is conducting the ongoing investigation.
Burglars might want to think twice before they try to burglarize homes in a state where people are armed and willing to ride out the storm.