Homeowner Fights Back, Kills Robber In Home Invasion

HOUSTON -- A homeowner was jolted out of bed by the sound of gunfire on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Houston police said three or four people broke into a home in the 10000 block of Foy Lane at about 7 a.m.

The homeowner was ready to fight back, police said.

"He did what he needed to do to protect himself, his wife and his property," Detective Fil Waters said. "The suspects were armed and at some point in the robbery they shot the owner. He managed to get a weapon and returned fire," said Waters.

One of the attackers died at the scene. Another attacker was transported the hospital. Police said they are looking for one or two more people who may have been involved.

About two blocks away from the scene, detectives found a car abandoned in grocery store parking lot. It had several bullet holes and blood inside and was processed for evidence.

The robbers apparently were not interested in the construction materials that were in the front yard. The homeowner operates a roofing business out of his home and has been robbed before.

"They just called me in the morning and told me my dad got shot," said the victim's son, Sergio Rodriguez.

The homeowner was shot three times and is expected to make a full recovery.