A homeowner in Texas shot and killed a suspected robber late Tuesday, police said.
The situation took place around 11 p.m. in northeast Houston at a house in the 7400 block of Langley.
The homeowner said he heard a noise, prompting him to grab his gun and go outside.
The man said he saw another man trying to steal his pickup truck and started yelling at the man, reported Click2Houston.
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An altercation occurred and the homeowner shot the suspected robber, Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson told the Houston Chronicle.
The alleged robber was pronounced dead by responding officers.
No one else was injured at the scene.
Police officers said they’re waiting to see if charges will be filed or if the case will be referred by prosecutors to a grand jury.
According to the Texas Tribune, the state passed a law in 2007 that removed the duty for a person who is being attacked to retreat, provided the person has “the right to be present at the location where the force is used.”
“Under the law, a person’s use of deadly force will be presumed reasonable if someone enters, or attempts to enter, that person’s occupied home, vehicle, or workplace ‘unlawfully and with force,'” the Tribune stated.