Burglary suspect shot by homeowner at 5505 Malmedy

The fatal shooting of a burglary suspect at 5505 Malmedy about 3 a.m. on Saturday will be referred to a Harris County grand jury, according to the Houston Police Department.

The identity of the deceased suspect is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The male shooter, 41, was not injured.

“A homeowner was inside his residence when he heard glass breaking,” HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Semmelrock and Officer M. Stahlin reported. “He went to investigate and found the suspect, who he did not know, had entered the home by breaking through a window. Fearing for his safety, the homeowner shot the suspect. Paramedics pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.