Katy Homeowner Shoots Burglar

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A homeowner in Katy shoots and injures a man who broke into his home.  Investigators say the man found the 19-year old suspect in his garage trying to break into his car. 

"The male was masked.  The resident confronted him with a handgun, told him to stop.  The suspect advanced towards the resident, and the resident then shot one time."

The burglary suspect was reportedly grazed in the head and tried to run off, but he was tracked down by a Police K-9 unit in a neighborhood off Highland Knolls and Westgreen Boulevard. 

"They've had several vehicle and garage burglaries in this neighborhood.  So the residents have kind of been on edge, kind of watching their garages and vehicles at night."

The Harris County Precinct Five Constable's Office says the unidentified suspect was airlifted to the hospital, where he is expected to survive.   The homeowner was not hurt. 

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