Homeowner killed in botched northwest Harris County robbery

November 29, 2018

A homeowner was killed at his back-door Thursday after a would-be burglar opened fire on him.

The man, who was not immediately identified, was with his wife in their home in the 10800 block of Gates Randall Court Wednesday afternoon when the couple heard a noise in the back of the house.

The man walked to the back of the house to investigate, at which point his wife heard one gunshot, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

She walked to the back of the house and found her husband dead, Gonzalez said.

Detectives believe the suspect fled in a dark Ford Fusion, Gonzalez said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

No other information was available. Check back for updates.

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