Magazine article The New American

Houston Horror

Magazine article The New American

Houston Horror

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The Houston Chronicle reported on May 19 out of Houston about a father of four young children who had to use lethal force to defend his family. The incident happened in the early hours of the morning when a suspect, who police believe may be between 30 and 35 years old, broke in to a house through a ground-floor window. The father was awakened by the sound of shattering glass and ran to investigate what happened. He discovered a complete stranger standing outside his 13-year-old daughter's room. The father confronted the man and tried to get him to leave the house, but the man was armed. The father was able to wrest the gun away from the man, and shot him repeatedly.

While this violent and terrifying encounter was going on, a neighbor who heard the gunfire came and helped the father's children, who ranged in ages from four through 13, escape from the residence. As the neighbor retreated, he saw the suspect brutally stabbing himself with a large kitchen knife. …

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