A 79-year-old military veteran and Crosby gun shop owner shot and killed a suspected burglar early Tuesday, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
The owner was asleep in his home in the 2000 block of Kennings Road, just west of Bohemian Hall Road, around 4:30 a.m. when he heard someone breaking into the adjacent combination gun store/barber shop he owned, Gonzalez said. He awoke and spotted two cars in the roadway and went out to investigate.
He came upon a few men who had just broken into the store by pulling the front door open using a car and chains, Gonzalez said. The men saw the owner outside the business and opened fire but missed, Gonzalez said.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez gives an update from the 3800 block of Morelos Road where a Hispanic male in his early 30s died of a gunshot wound on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Baytown. Officials believe this man is related to a gun shop burglary and exchange of fire with the gun shop owner about 15 to 20 minutes away in Crosby.
The owner hid behind a tree and returned fire after bullets whizzed into the tree trunk. After coming back out, he saw a trail of blood, but the suspected burglars had fled.
About 15 minutes after the initial shootout, a man in his 30s was found shot to death in the 3800 block of Morales Road, about 10 miles south of the gun store on Kennings Road.
Two men were seen giving CPR to the injured man, both of whom were taken into police custody, Gonzalez said. Investigators also recovered three guns near the scene on Morales Road.


Trying to rob a gun store that was owned by a Military Veteran....this had "will not end well" written all over it.

Crosby gun shop owner kills burglar in shootout, sheriff says - HoustonChronicle.com


In North Carolina...

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A homeowner shot a suspect who was breaking into her home near the Monkey Junction area Monday afternoon, according to the Wilmington Police Department.
According to Jessica Williams, a spokesperson for the police department, the incident happened around 12:35 p.m. in the 1500 block of Honeybee Lane in the Willoughby Park community.
Police said the victim arrived home and found her front door ajar. When she entered her home, she heard someone moving from room to room.
The homeowner grabbed her handgun and confronted the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Michael Jarvis, and shot him.
Williams said Jarvis was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.
The homeowner will not be charged


Monkey Junction?

Monkey Junction homeowner shoots man during break-in, police say