Texas authorities have started a homicide investigation after a woman gunned down a suspicious individual standing behind her window late Friday.
The woman told detectives that she feared the man peeping into her bedroom would break into the home and attack her when she retrieved a rifle.
Houston Police Lieutenant R. Willkens said that the woman, who has not been identified, fired several shots through the wall hitting the man who stepped back briefly before ultimately collapsing.
“The call came just a little after 11 o’clock,” he said. “Officers got here on the scene; they were advised of a shooting that just occurred. We have one adult male, who’s on the side of the house that has been shot, looks like in the torso area, with a rifle.”
“What we’re being told right now is that this individual was looking into windows into this home.”
He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have yet to file criminal charges in the case.