A family in Houston is safe after the son shot and killed an intruder who forced his way into their home in southwest Houston, police say.
Authorities said the incident began after his father was returning home where three suspects were hiding in the bushes, waiting for him to get back. The suspects pistol-whipped the father, and forced him to open the door to the home, ABC 13 reported.
The suspects began ransacking the homes while the family's two daughters took refuge inside a closet, and pushed the panic alarm that had been installed in their home.
The suspects tried to get the father to disable the alarm, but he was unsuccessful because the daughters kept pushing it. That's when the suspects realized someone else was home and searched the house for the man's 15 and 20-year-old daughters.
As the home invasion was happening, the son arrived home with his mother in separate vehicles. The son noticed something off and went inside the house where he grabbed his pistol. He shot at the suspects as they fled, police said.
One of the suspects, who was armed with a pistol, was shot in the head. The suspect was taken to the hospital where he died. None of the other suspects fired back, police said.
The other two suspects jumped on the hood of the mother's car, but she was able to drive off and alert police at a nearby Whataburger restaurant.
None of the family members were injured, police said.
Police are still searching for the two suspects who got away.