Woman Shoots 2 In Home Invasion. Spring Texas

Woman Shoots 2 In Home Invasion. Spring Texas

Deputy Constables: Teen Claimed They Were 'Victims'

POSTED: Sunday, June 14, 2009
UPDATED: 6:18 pm CDT June 15, 2009

SPRING, Texas -- A woman opened fire when two robbery suspects broke into her Spring home on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said the 34-year-old was alone inside the home in the Timberlane subdivision on Briarcreek Boulevard near Cades Cove Drive at about 6 a.m.

Investigators said the woman opened fire when the attackers burst through her bedroom door.

"She's in her bedroom, locked in her bedroom. And she could hear them rustling through the rooms about the house. She grabbed her weapon and you know, held up inside her bedroom. It wasn't until they forced their way into her bedroom, they kicked the bedroom door in. She fired several shots at the suspects," said Lt. Jeff Stauber with the Harris County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators said Gerson Jonathon Linares and Shalom Mendoza, both 17, were wounded.

Detectives said the teenagers, who live in the neighborhood, ran out of the home and called for help, claiming to be the victims of a shooting.

"Through our investigation, we were able to tie them back to this incident on Briarcreek," Stauber said.

Investigators said the pair has admitted that they were involved in the crime.

The homeowner will not face charges.

"She was in fear of her life and literally held up inside her bedroom, by herself at home. And I could just imagine the fear that this woman was going through and this lady was just protecting herself," Stauber said.

Residents said the attack was too close to home for their comfort, and they're considering arming themselves for protection.

"We've discussed it with all the girls out here in the neighborhood," resident Rhonda Potenza said. "We're going to get gun safety courses … we've got to do what we've got to do."

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 2:05 PM

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the aclu would sue her for hurin them bastards

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 2:12 PM

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I would hope that the people in Texas would be samrt enough to take care of the problem...

5 years 46 weeks ago, 3:39 PM

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the guy that did my hand gun safety class said that anyone that breaks in or forces entry into his house or store is "open game" and i agree with him.

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 4:02 PM

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Depends on the state

but I sure like the attitude of the PD Lt. in the story

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5 years 46 weeks ago, 5:12 PM

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West Virginia (not to be confused as part of VA) is where i live and the instructor lives as well

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If someone brakes in to my house there going to be carried out.

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amen to that

amen to that

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