The fatal shooting of an aggravated robbery suspect in the 1200 block of Canterlane about 3:30 a.m. today will be referred to a Harris County grand jury, Houston police said.
The identity of the deceased suspect, who had been shot in the stomach, is pending notification of next of kin.
The robbery victim is identified as Derriun Raney, 26. He suffered a cut on his head.
Police said the suspect, dressed in black and wearing socks on his hands, knocked on the front door of Raney's residence. Raney, who had been asleep inside, opened the door with a pistol in his hand. He said he was repeatedly struck in the head with a tire iron by the suspect.
He then fired several shots at the suspect striking him in the abdomen, police said. The suspect fell to the ground and died on the front yard, police said.
Witnesses told police that the suspect intended to rob Raney.
When it begins to dawn on the human refuse which populates our streets that many of their intended victims are capable of responding with lethal force there will be far fewer attempts to create more victims. It's sad that we live in a society in which old people and shop owners feel they have to arm themselves, but it's quite obvious that we do. No one should be denied the right to protect themselves, or their families, which is why we support universal right to carry laws which would allow anyone licensed to carry a firearm in his/her home state to legally carry in any state.