Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:32 a.m.
Last updated: Friday, January 15, 2010
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Three men are being held for a Palmview home invasion where an 11-year-old boy was shot defending his mother.
Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputies told Action 4 News that it happened off Minnesota Road and 8 Mile Line between Palmview and Mission around 12:30 a.m. Friday.
The homeowner said she and her 11-year-old son were in bed when she heard banging coming from the front door.
She got up to check and she saw two Hispanic males men wearing masks and armed with handguns walking towards her.
She quickly closed the bedroom door but one of the men allegedly tried to force it open.
The masked man kept telling her to open the door and she would not open the door.
The woman told deputies that the home invaders shot through the door and hit her son on the left hip area.
Her son had a 22 cal. Rifle and shot back at the alleged robbers.
The woman waited, opened the door, saw that the suspects were gone and called 911.
Deputies found blood all over the floor and noted that the front door had been knocked down.
Paramedics took the woman's 11-year-old son to the McAllen Medical Center where he’s listed in stable condition.
But deputies told Action 4 News that a man with a gunshot wound to his neck ended up at the same hospital.
Investigators said nothing was taken from the home and that the wounded suspect was taken to a hospital in San Antonio for further treatment. He remains under guard.
Criminal charges are expected to be filed against him, if he survives.
Deputies said Border Patrol agents detained two Mexican nationals who were found in the area.
The two men are being questioned about the home invasion.
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials told Action 4 News that they have filed immigration detainers against the two men.