Home invasion near TSU turns deadly

Published On: Dec 19 2012 10:43:53 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 20 2012 08:06:19 AM CST
HOUSTON -

A man was shot and killed at a southeast Houston house near the TSU campus after police said he attempted to rob the residents.

Around 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Houston police responded to a home invasion call at a house in the 3000 block of Wentworth Street near Scott Street.  When police arrived, they found an 18-year-old man dead in the living room, which had been converted into a four-unit apartment.

According to detectives, the suspect forced his way into the front door of a downstairs unit and held the residents at gunpoint, including a husband, wife and a 2-year-old child.

"They heard a loud commotion from the back of the apartment," said Christopher Hassig with the Houston Police Department.  "[The homeowner] went to go investigate, at which point he opened the back door.  The suspect pushed his way in, and that's when the incident ensued."

After the armed home invader attempted to rob the residents, police said the homeowner managed to get his own gun and shoot the suspect.

HPD said they recovered both weapons at the scene.

The homeowner is being questioned by police, who say the case will be referred to a grand jury to see if any charges will be filed.

No names were released.