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An apparent attempt to rob a Cypress-area resident in his driveway failed Monday night after the homeowner pulled out a gun and began firing. When the suspects tried to flee, their car wouldn’t start, and two ended up in custody.
No one was injured in the incident, which took place around 8 p.m. outside a home in the 26800 block of Glenfield Hollow Lane near Fry Road in northwest Harris County, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies said the homeowner told investigators he and his family had just arrived home from a shopping trip when he noticed an old Ford Mustang drive slowly past his house. He told his wife and children to go inside the house.
Then he saw the Mustang drive slowly past the home again, deputies said. The car stopped, and a man got out. The homeowner said the man was holding what appeared to be a gun, demanded money and rushed toward him.
That’s when the homeowner pulled out his gun and fired at the suspect, deputies said. Neighbors reported hearing five to seven shots, and after the gunfire, the Mustang wouldn’t start.
Investigators said the suspect who was shot at and the Mustang’s driver ran away, but the homeowner held a third man in the car until deputies with the Precinct 5 Constable’s Office arrived and took him into custody.
Deputies caught up with a man they believed to be one of the pair who fled and took him into custody as well.
No charges have been filed, but the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
Deputies said the homeowner had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.