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Armed intruder tries to rob Houston rapper Bun B and his wife—but the rapper was armed as well

The thief took a bullet for his trouble

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Houston rapper Bun B shot and injured a home invader who tried to rob him and his wife on Tuesday evening after a brief gunfight, causing the suspect to flee, according to KHOU-TV.

Bun B, whose legal name is Bernard Freeman, came to his wife's defense after the suspect held her at gunpoint during the attempted robbery.

What happened?

At about 5:45 p.m., the suspect, Demonte Alif Jackson, showed up at the door of Bernard and his wife Queen Freeman's home. She answered, thinking it could be a delivery. Jackson pulled a gun on her and forced his way in the house.

She begged him not to kill or harm her, and surrendered car keys and other possessions in an attempt to appease Jackson. Jackson took the car keys and went to the garage.

At that point, Bernard, who had been upstairs, pursued Jackson after his wife told him he was in the garage. When he got to the garage, he saw Jackson sitting in the driver's seat of one of their vehicles.

The two men exchanged gunfire, with Freeman hitting Jackson in the shoulder. Jackson jumped out of the car and ran, but not before Freeman pulled his mask off.

Police later arrested Jackson at a nearby hospital and identified by Freeman, where he was being treated for the gunshot wound. Freeman and his wife were unharmed.

"I've had messages from the Middle East and Europe, everyone is concerned about Bun and Queen. Although they're physically fine, the wounds, emotional wounds, I can't speak to how long they'll take to heal," attorney Charles Adams told KHOU. "But it is really a story of two people that truly love each other and risked their lives to save each other. And I just thank God that both of them are okay."

(H/T CBS News)

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