A retired Marine put his life on the line to protect his family and scare off four teenagers holding him at gunpoint.
An NBC affiliate in Houston reported that Alexander Borrego, a former Marine, shot a teen while the young man and three of his friends attempted to rob him at gunpoint. Borrego and his family reside in Northeast Harris County. According to local deputies, Borrego was standing in his driveway on Friday night when the four men walked up and ambushed him.
The teens “grabbed and pulled” at Borrego; one of them held a gun to his head. The homeowner and father said he did what he had to do and pulled his pistol to defend himself and his family.
As soon as I got my hand on my pistol I turned towards the guy that had the gun at the back of my head. I immediately removed the pistol away from my head as I began firing at those guys.
Borrego shot the assailant twice, once in the chest and again in the leg as the four teens fled the scene. They ran from his home to the home of the mother of the teen whom Borrego shot. The mother took him to a local hospital, where he is expected to survive.
A neighbor’s security cameras captured the group twice, once before they ambushed Borrego and again as they ran away.
Borrego said he was sad but also glad that he was unharmed and immediately able to defend himself and his family against the attackers. He is not expected to face any charges for his role in the shooting.
Unsurprisingly, Mrs. Borrego praised her husband on social media, calling him her hero.
You hear about stuff like this all the time, but never think it would happen to you. This could have ended terrible for my family and I, but I think God, everyone watching over us and Alexander Berrego for stopping them from coming inside. I’m so proud of you babe. #MyHero.