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14-year-old Texas boy shoots and kills homeless man who tried to break into his home, police say
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14-year-old Texas boy shoots and kills homeless man who tried to break into his home, police say

A 14-year-old boy shot and killed a man who was trying to break into his home, according to Texas police.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said a man in his early 20s to late 30s was shot and killed outside of a Cloverleaf home at about 7 a.m. on Thursday.

The man was wearing gloves and a backpack, which indicated that he was intent on robbing the home, according to police.

Police said that the boy was alone inside the home after his father went to work and he had been afraid after the man tried to open the front door by turning their doorknob.

“It’s a very traumatic situation out here," said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "We’re talking about a 14-year-old having to use deadly force and protection of himself and his property."

Gonzalez said the teen fired off five or six shots.

A homeless outreach team told KHOU-TV that they had dealt with the man before and confirmed that he was homeless.

Araceli Herrera, a neighbor to the teen, said that the homeless man was caught on the surveillance cameras on her home. She said that he had been acting suspiciously before the shooting.

Police said that they received two calls from the neighborhood at about the same time about a man kicking a door and asking for money.

Herrera said that she saw the boy open the door and shoot at the man and was still in shock over the incident.

"I still haven't been able to stop shaking," she said to KHOU.

"If my daughter was in that situation, honestly I would be happy that my daughter was safe," Herrera said . "And the other guy, I don't know what his intentions were."

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