Texas homeowner shot and killed robber holding his two young children at gunpoint after breaking into his home
Port Arthur Police identified the deceased suspect as 27-year-old Terence Ellies
Three armed suspects forced their way into the home when a woman residing in the home came back to the residence
Homeowner, said to be a 29-year-old father, armed himself with a rifle and confronted the robbers who invaded his home
The other two suspects fled the crime scene and remain at large as police launched a manhunt for the duo
Police in Texas say that a homeowner shot and killed a 27-year-old in an armed home invasion as he and two others held his two young children at gunpoint.
Port Arthur Police identified the deceased suspect as Terence Ellies.
According to the police, the owner of the home – located on the 2500 block of 18th Street – fatally gunned down the suspect after he barged into the home with two other armed suspects, KBTV reported.
According to the police, the owner of the home, located on the 2500 block of 18th Street, in Port Authur shot and killed the suspect after he barged into the home with two other armed suspects.
The homeowner, an unidentified 29-year-old man, armed himself with a rifle and fired several shots to keep his family safe. Ellies died at the scene, according to the police report.
The other two suspects escape and remain at large with a manhunt launched by police seeks to capture the fugitive duo.
The residents of the home were not injured in the attempted robbery.
Police were called to the scene at around 8.30pm Sunday to a home invasion type robbery with the shooting called.
According to Port Arthur police, Officers responded at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday to a home invasion type robbery with a shooting call. The three armed assailants forcibly entered a home in the 2500 block of 18th Street as a female resident was arriving home.
The commotion alerted a male resident who armed himself with a rifle and confronted the would-be robbers in protection of his young children who were home during the robbery.
One of the robbers was shot and killed during the encounter.
The incident in currently under investigation by the Port Arthur Police Departments Major Crime Team.