Houston Pastor And Wife Fatally Shoot Home Invader

A Texas pastor and his wife fatally shot a man who had kicked in the door to their home late at night.

Houston, TX – A Methodist pastor and his wife fatally shot a man who broke into their home late at night.

The incident occurred when Pastor Jeff Powers and his wife, Julie, were in bed at about 11 p.m. on May 4, KHOU reported.

Powers and his wife told police they were awakened by noises that were coming from their backyard.

First, the couple saw the suspect – later identified as 24-year-old Roberto Sanchez - in their backyard, ABC News reported.

And then a few minutes later, he kicked in the back door to their home,

"A preliminary investigation revealed the residents were asleep in their bed when they were awakened by a loud noise. While investigating the cause of the noise, they noticed their backyard gate was opened and saw a male [suspect] in their back yard," a police spokesman told reporters.

"The suspect then forced his way and gained entry into the residence. The residents, in fear for their lives, discharged their firearms several times, striking the suspect,” he said.

After the man broke through their back door, the pastor and his wife opened fire with their .40-caliber and 9 mm handguns.

Then Powers and his wife called 911 to summon help for Sanchez.

The couple went outside and placed their guns on the ground while they waited for police to arrive, according to ABC News.

Police and EMS responded and Sanchez was declared dead at the scene.

The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office stated his cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, according to ABC.

Houston police recovered both guns used in the shooting, according to KHOU.

There was also surveillance video of the incident filmed inside the pastor’s home.

Outside surveillance video from a neighbor’s home captured the suspect walking down the street, KHOU reported.

Police said they were not recommending charges against the pastor and his wife for the shooting.

Powers, 52, recently retired from Westminster United Methodist Church and became a pastor at a new parish, according to KHOU.

Comments (47)
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burgerallday
burgerallday

Excellent. Gun control solved that problem.

BruthaV
BruthaV

Great to see an equally yoked Christian couple mutually defending their lives. A couple that shoots together, stays together...and stays alive.

gvinny67
gvinny67

Prayers for the Pastor and his wife, who will emotionally suffer because of that idiots decision to break into their home. I'm so glad they were armed and the outcome is what it is.

Snakeman 51
Snakeman 51

Good....One less POS on the streets!

LEO0301
LEO0301

If you break into a home this is what you deserve.

Bluelineadvocate
Bluelineadvocate

Win for the good guys!!! Take note, thugs, if you break into our houses, you’ll leave in a bag!!

Chuckiesy
Chuckiesy

Poor Latino person . Shot dead by a white pastor. I wonder what his Latino family thinks of the gringos now.?

Golobki
Golobki

Deport the corpse

Rabit1
Rabit1

Good job. 1 less illegal wetback to worry about

Sargejh
Sargejh

When will these knuckleheads learn everyone in Texas is strapped! Even Pastors and their wives. 👍👍

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Gun control Rules,,,Shots Down range, On target and Center mass. Best defense for your family and home.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Let these numbnuts keep doing home invasions or b&e's on armed citizen homes. Eventually, we will weed them all out of the gene pool.

mauiisl
mauiisl

"Praise the Lord ... and pass the ammunition."

RoxC
RoxC

This incident was resolved in the best way possible. Thanks to the both of you.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

So they shot through the door without identifying the target. Interesting.

BanditOne
BanditOne

I love a happy ending.

JRT39
JRT39

Glad to hear the Pastor and his wife were prepared for a home invasion. Everyone should be prepared with all the illegals come across our Texas border.

TangoTango
TangoTango

AAAAAAAMEN!!!! I just love reading stories about people using guns to defend their life or the lives of others who are in grave danger from the actions of some criminal trying to threaten their life or the lives of others!!!!

Thank Heavens this Pastor and his wife were well prepared for such an event and had practiced enough to be proficient with their weapons when the moment of truth presented itself!!! I SALUTE THEM and I send them Warm Hugs!!!!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

good shot placements even at being groggy from waking up. consistent training/practice pays off. i'll bet the congregation feels safe with their new pastor around...and they'll think twice before voting 'no' against him (jk, LOL)

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

You gotta pay to play. One less fuckstick we have to pay for in jail. Where’s the gun control activists now? Let’s chalk this one towards the good of guns. But these gun whiners are no where to be found. Because for every reason to take away guns, is a reason to have one.

Rayb
Rayb

And the wrath of the lord smote him....now he’s in the hands of Satan...

Icemanmurph
Icemanmurph

I Love Feel Good stories with happy endings

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Sent him to meet Satan in the Express Lane!!

game4you
game4you

Luke 6:29 (KJV) And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

One less undesireable from obamas debacle.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

I like how the husband and wife both got a piece of the action, nice job defending your home and family.

FrogHill
FrogHill

TO: Jose FROM: America RE: Green Card STATUS: CANCELLED

Milocd
Milocd

This is the way it should be. If you’re going to do the crime you are going to reep what you sooo thank god there are responsible gun owners. 🙏sent.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

These criminals need to realize that more and more Americans are becoming less afraid of guns and because of that taking a chance with their lives when they break into homes...Now Mr. Sanchez is at, what Rush would call "room temperature"!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I think you need to remove their pictures for obvious reasons

Kevcali
Kevcali

Sorry you had to do it but glad you did! Prayers for your mental health and thanks for your dedication to our Lord