A Houston, Texas family was terrorized Tuesday night when three armed robbers violently broke into their home and held them hostage while ransacking the place.
Police say that when the homeowner arrived from work around 9:15 p.m., he was ambushed and pistol-whipped by three suspects waiting for him. They forced him into the house where his wife and two young children (five and six years old) were, and made them lie on the floor at gunpoint.
Miraculously, the father managed to get to his own weapon and shoot one of the criminals in the head.
According to KHOU:
At one point, the male victim was able to retrieve a firearm and exchanged gunfire with the suspects, police said.
The suspects sped away from the scene in a pickup truck, with one of the suspects having sustained a gunshot wound, police said. They abandoned the vehicle in an apartment complex near the 9600 block of Montgomery.
Police said 30 minutes later they received a report of male shooting victim showing up at a hospital off of Highway 249. The suspect was then transported to another hospital in critical condition, but is expected to survive his injury.
Thankfully, the family sustained no major injuries from the harrowing experience.
Police are still looking for the other two accomplices. Anyone with information about the robbery or the whereabouts of the other two men involved is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For local news footage, including an interview with a neighbor who heard the firefight, click below: