WATCH: Teenager shoots, kills intruder in Spring Branch home, police say


by staff report

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 20 at 11:15 AM

HOUSTON-A teenage boy shot and killed an intruder in his Spring Branch home Thursday.


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According to police, the boy was sleeping alone in the home on Kerrwood when he said a man kicked in his back door.

The boy said the man appeared to be armed, so he ran, grabbed a gun and shot him.

Police said the teen then ran out of the home to a neighbor's house and called 911.

When police arrived, they surrounded the home, unsure if the suspect was alive inside.

Eventually, they entered the home and found the body.

Neighbors said there have been five robberies in the neighborhood recently.

The teen's home was under construction, and neighbors said the boy and his dad had been taking turns sleeping there to protect it.

Police said the case would be referred to a grand jury with no charges.