A Houston family fended off a home invasion Tuesday night, killing one of three people who police said broke into a home and pistol-whipped a father of three.
It happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home in southwest Houston. According to police, three men hid behind some bushes as they waited for someone to come home. When the father arrived, the three jumped him, forced him inside and beat him up, police said.
At the same time, the family’s two daughters and a teenage friend were upstairs, police said. They hid and alerted a patrolling constable through the home’s panic alarm.