A father in Texas shot two teenagers early Monday morning who were attempting to break into his car while his two infant children were inside.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet on Monday that the incident occurred “just after midnight” at a residence that was located on Feather Creek Drive.
Shortly after the family pulled into their driveway, the two 16-year-old suspects “walked up to their SUV, and opened a rear door where their 1-yr-old was,” Gonzalez said.
As the two suspects attempted to enter the vehicle, the father shot at them while his children were in their car seats, according to local news station KTRK.
“The adult male feared for the safety of his family and fired shots and struck both suspects. The wife was driving and drove away after the shooting to get away from the suspects,” Gonzalez wrote.
While speaking with the local news station, Harris County Sergeant J. Wheeler said, “One of the parents inside the vehicle, as the suspects were attempting to enter, one of the parents fired off several rounds and shot both of the male suspects.”
In the series of tweets, Gonzalez explained that shortly after the father shot the two would-be robbers, another car driven by an unknown male, which was “believed to be with the suspects,” pulled up at the residence.
Texas father shoots pair of teens who attempted to rob car with infants inside. The teens attempted to open the SUV’s rear door where the children were seated.
A Texas father shot two attempted robbery suspects who approached his SUV with his wife and two infant children inside, police announced Monday.
The husband and wife were arriving to their home just after midnight Sunday evening when the two teenage suspects approached the vehicle. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that the suspects attempted to open the vehicle’s rear door, where the two children were seated.
“The adult male feared for the safety of his family and fired shots and struck both suspects,” Sheriff Ed Gonzalez wrote in a statement. “The wife was driving and drove away after the shooting to get away from the suspects.”
“A car pulled up after the shooting driven by an [unknown] male believed to be with the suspects. Both wounded suspects were taken to hospitals by private vehicles. Both suspects are teens, 16 yrs old. Both are said to be stable & in fair condition,” Gonzalez added.