A Texas mother shot a stranger multiple times Thursday morning when he refused to obey her repeated orders to leave the front porch of her home in Spring, which is about a half hour north of Houston.
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What are the details?
"Mom was getting ready to actually take the kids to school, and that's when she was alerted from her motion that somebody was on her front porch. And that's when all this started," Investigator Bryan O'Neal of the Harris County Sheriff's Office told KTRK-TV regarding the scary 6 a.m. encounter in the Breckenridge Forest Subdivision. "So definitely not a good way to start your morning."
The mother told KTRK off camera that she didn't recognize the man. Sheriff's deputies told the station she called 911 and said the man wouldn't leave. KTRK added that doorbell camera video reportedly shows her repeatedly asking the man to leave.
Soon the mother came outside, the station said, adding that deputies indicated she held the man at gunpoint and phoned family members for help.
When the man did not comply with her request to leave, she fired her gun, investigators told KTRK. Deputies added to the station that she shot the man four to six times. Her boyfriend, who lives nearby, showed up at the scene and reportedly also fired his gun, KTRK added.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office will review the case and determine if charges should be filed, the station said, adding that the homeowner is cooperating with investigators.
Deputies said the mother and her children were unharmed, KTRK added.
What happened to the man who wouldn't leave the porch?
The man was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery, the station said, adding that his condition and identity are unknown. Investigators added to KTRK that they believe he's between 45 and 50 years old.
SkyEye video taken above the home in the 2500 block of Joyful Forest Drive showed a lot of blood on the driveway and entrance area of the home, the station said.
It's unclear if the man arrived at the home by mistake, or if he was intoxicated, KTRK noted.
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