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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Two Looters Shot During First Hours Of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas hard. And homeowners were in no mood for any ill wind coming from looters and intruders.

In two separate incidents after Harvey made landfall, homeowners shot invaders during robberies. The Caller-Times says officers responded to a shooting around 11 p.m. on Friday—one hour after Harvey hit—and found a man with a gunshot wound to the head after he had broken into a Corpus Christi home. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, but subsequently died.

The second incident occurred Saturday morning. The Houston Chronicle reports that Houston police received a call around 3 a.m. about a shooting. During the investigation, they found an intruder dead at the scene, shot by the homeowner during an attempted robbery. Unfortunately, Texas police are confirming that several thefts have occurred during the first major hurricane to hit the United States in 12 years.