The woman, who wasn’t immediately identified, confronted both armed men after they entered her Harris County house through an open garage door around 11:30 a.m., WTSP reported.
Cathy Hanks, a neighbor, said it is not surprising the woman fired her pistol when she saw a threat in her house, explaining: “That’s really how we are. That’s just Texas.”
“It’s the state of Texas. If you’re going to go into someone’s home, you’re going to get shot,” Hanks said.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesman Thomas Gilliland told WTSP that both intruders — neither of whom were identified — were armed with pistols once they were confronted by the woman. She fired several shots and struck.
Police found a gun near the body of the dead man. Though it’s unclear if he had been wounded in the incident his accomplice escaped and jumped over the fence.
The woman wasn’t hurt in the incident. The intruders were not known by her, WTSP reported.
Police are seeking the intruder, called a man in his 20s who was wearing dark clothes with underwear peeking out of his pants.
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