Robber Holds Gun to Wife’s Head, Texas Homeowner Shoots Him
On Tuesday, July 17, in Southeast Houston, Texas, a woman drove into the driveway of her home at around 10:30 p.m. only to be accosted by two robbers, who stole her purse. One of the men held a gun to the woman’s head and tried to force her inside the home. The Texas homeowner retrieved his weapon and shot the man who was holding his wife at gunpoint.
It’s doubtful the two robbers knew that her husband was armed or that he was a good shot.
Her husband heard the commotion, grabbed his gun and ran to the door. In an exchange of gunfire, he took aim at the robber holding the gun and fired – striking him in the head. He also shot at the other would-be robber, who fled. Police are still looking for the other man. The one that was shot in the head was in critical condition.
Neither the Texas homeowner nor his wife were harmed in the incident. But it is a lesson for all of us in a dangerous time: if you’re not safe in your own driveway, being armed is being prepared.
Talk about terrifying! A husband shot at 2 would-be robbers, after they held his wife at gunpoint & tried to force her inside the house. Heard commotion, so he grabbed his gun. Fortunately couple wasn’t hit, one suspect was hit in the head, the other took off. #khou11 #htownrush pic.twitter.com/STzD7jj5DY
— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) July 18, 2018
— Charles Ely (@1sfreedom) July 19, 2018
Husband shoots home invasion suspect holding wife at gunpoint The husband managed to shoot one of the suspects in the head. This happened at a home in in southeast Houston near Scott and… https://t.co/7CDsrbafYe
— NetworkOfNewsTexas (@NOfNews_Texas) July 19, 2018
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) July 18, 2018