Houston, Texas

From Click2Houston of June 6, 2007

Man Shoots Suspected Car Thief

A car owner shot a man who tried to steal his car early Wednesday, officials told KPRC Local 2.

Houston police said the car owner saw his Chevrolet Camaro being driven out of his driveway in the 6700 block of Avenue H near Cesar Chavez Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m.

The owner ran out of the home with his gun in hand, officials said.

Investigators said the suspect lunged at the owner with a screwdriver and stabbed him in the head twice.

Police said the owner fired seven shots at the suspect, striking him three times in the stomach and leg.

The suspect and car owner were transported to Ben Taub Hospital. The suspect was last listed in serious condition and the car owner was stable.

Detectives said the suspect could face charges of burglary of a motor vehicle.


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