A quartet of unemployed rocket scientists never learned that most folks in Texas own firearms. Or maybe these wizards thought the four of them, wearing masks and carrying pistols, would be able intimidate their victims into submission. Who knows…maybe they’d successfully pulled this off before.
Whatever the case, their luck ran out at around 10:40p on Friday Friday in Channelview, Texas, east of Houston. That’s where the formerly fab four ran smack dab into a 17-year-old resident toting a shotgun. When the four attacked, the young man took action to save himself and others in the home including a woman, a 12-year-old and another 17-year-old male.
Judging by the KTRK news video, it looks like the homeowner used buckshot against the masked marauders. KTRK’s report also obtained some home surveillance video of the suspects exiting their car.
Once the home invaders tried forcing entry, that’s when the shooting began in both directions. Two of the quartet absorbed loads of buckshot and fell pretty much where they stood. The other two quickly decided they had somewhere — anywhere — else they’d rather be on that Friday night.
Here’s the KTRK ABC13 story . . .
Two armed men were shot and killed by a 17-year-old while they attempted a home invasion, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. …
Upon arrival, deputies said they located two men with apparent gunshot wounds on the lawn along the side of a residence…
A woman, a 12-year-old boy, and two 17-year-old men were inside the home during the attempted home invasion but were not injured, Gonzalez said.
Deputies said one of the 17-year-olds retrieved a shotgun and discharged it several times, striking the two intruders.
Nothing stops an attacker in his tracks quite like a rifled slug or a load of buckshot to the chest. That’s one lesson these bad guys learned the hard way.
Hopefully the victim family won’t face further attacks or retaliation. But if so, he knows what works really well against multiple attackers.