Man sleeping in truck after fight with girlfriend shoots accused thief: Texas cops

A Texas man was shot and killed after breaking into a truck while the owner was sleeping inside with a gun in hand, officials said.

Representatives responded Shooting location at night at an apartment complex in north Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a Feb. 13 post on X, previously Twitter.

The owner of the truck woke up to find another man inside the vehicle, who broke into it, and the owner opened fire with an AR-15-style rifle, Gonzalez said.

The alleged robber died at the scene, Gonzalez said, adding that he was “likely armed with handguns.”

Deputies say the man just happened to He sleeps in his truck That night, he got into a fight with his girlfriend, KRIV reported.

Probably The accused thief did not notice Investigators told KHOU there was no one inside the truck.

“They shouldn’t have done that in the first place. I don’t think he realized that the whistleblower was asleep in that truck before it was too late. I don’t think so,” Ben Bell told the station.

Deputies said it appeared at least three other vehicles were broken into before the accused thief targeted the truck, KRIV reported.

Officials did not say whether charges would be filed against the truck’s owner.

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(tags for translation) Ed Gonzalez (R) is guilty

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