Burglar locks up homeowner in gun closet, gets shot
One of the three thieves was shot in the shoulder and leg, falling in front of the house as the other two took off
By Snejana Farberov
The Daily Mail
HOUSTON, Texas — The victim of an armed home invasion in Houston has turned the tables on the brazen intruders after they stuffed him into a closet that turned out to be the place where he stores his gun.
Police say it all started at around 2pm Tuesday when three men broke into a home in the 8200 block of Braeburn Valley Drive and assaulted the resident. After a brief scuffle, the hapless perpetrators shoved the man into a closet, not knowing that there was a gun in there.
On the first floor, the man confronted one of his assailant and the two exchanged gunfire, according to police. The resident, who shares the house with his parents, escaped unharmed, but the armed suspect was struck in the shoulder and leg. He fled on foot down the street, but did not get far before he collapsed. His two suspected accomplices took off from the scene in a Chevrolet Tahoe.
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