Off-duty sergeant in Houston shoots suspected home intruder

HOUSTON, TX (CNN) - A suspected home intruder picked the wrong Houston residence to break into.

According to Houston Police, an off-duty sergeant shot a man who was allegedly attempting to break into his home early Monday morning.

The officer said he heard banging on the front door at around midnight, so he grabbed his gun and investigated the ruckus.

The officer then asked the unknown man what he wanted, but he continued to bang on the door and eventually broke the glass.
The officer then fired at least two shots, hitting the suspect.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says the sergeant lives in the home with his elderly parents and aunt.

Acevedo says, "All of a sudden somebody breaks through the glass, especially when you have your elderly parents in there and an elderly aunt, that is something nobody wants to deal with."

The suspect was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Officials say they will continue to investigate the break in attempt as well as the officer’s actions.

The officer will be on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

The sergeant is a 39 year veteran of the Houston Police Department.