Texas Homeowner Takes Out 3 Armed Intruders With Shotgun

Holly Matkin

The 19-year-old homeowner remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his spine and leg.

Channelview, TX – A Texas homeowner fatally shot three men who broke into his house on Monday morning.

The homeowner, later identified as 19-year-old Yair Gallegos, suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and spine, and remains hospitalized in serious condition, his family told the Houston Chronicle.

The incident began at approximately 10 a.m. at a mobile home on Amie Michele Lane, WOFL reported.

Gallegos’ unnamed roommate later told detectives that he noticed a vehicle backing into their driveway just before he spotted three men approaching the home, according to the Houston Chronicle.

At least one of them was armed with a gun.

He quickly found a place to hide as the three men burst into the residence.

Gallegos grabbed a shotgun and ran towards the commotion, then opened fire on the armed intruders.

All three suspects died at the scene, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told the Houston Chronicle.

One of the intruders also fired at Gallegos, hitting him multiple times.

Gallegos’ parents, Lino Perez and Maria Guadalupe Gallegos, live just down the street from the home where their son was shot.

Perez said he was already at work for the day when another neighbor called him to let him know there was “a fight going on” at his son’s place, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“I talked to my wife to go see what was going on there, but by the time she got there…the fight was over, the three guys dead and my son wounded,” Perez told the paper. “This was a matter of survival. It was those guys who enter the house, or my son.”

The wounded victim’s mother tied a tourniquet around his leg and administered first aid at the scene.

Gallegos was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital in serious condition and was taken into surgery.

“We are sad and dismayed, but thank God we are not the ones losing the life of our son,” Perez told the Houston Chronicle.

Gallegos’ mother said that she did not recognize any of the dead home intruders, and the motive for the attack has not been released.

“They say it may have been a robbery,” neighbor Alberto Martinez told the Houston Chronicle. “I don’t think it was a robbery. It looks more like, I don’t know, revenge or something like that.”

“Those boys had nothing of value in that house,” Martinez added. “It wouldn’t be the house that a thief would choose to steal in this neighborhood.”

The suspects’ vehicle was still parked and running outside Gallegos’ home when police arrived at the scene, WOFL reported.

The vehicle was registered to someone who lives in the neighborhood, police said.

“It appeared they arrived and they were planning to break in and make a quick getaway,” Sheriff Gonzalez said. “Crime doesn’t pay. Eventually, you’re going to end up dead or you’re going to end up in jail.”

Comments (38)
Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Sounds ominous.

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John Chapman
John Chapman

Three armed thugs up to no good thwarted by an ARMED homeowner. Nicely done.

flybynight
flybynight

I wonder if stronger federal gun laws might have prevented this. /sarc 🙄

JBoH
JBoH

When defending your home is important...nothing like a shotgun.

Justice4us
Justice4us

Hmm. Sounds like more to the story to come out.

KillAllBLMSupporters
KillAllBLMSupporters

3 more idiotic scum dead. wonderful outcome

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

Another happy ending.

Janken
Janken

Drugs

MarineDad
MarineDad

Good thing this wasn’t in Houston city limits. Acevedo would probably have the homeowner arrested

Roman$
Roman$

Good guy with a gun wins again. There’s more to this story maybe a drug rip or pay back for one.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

"Shotgun! Shoot em before they run now!" This song was real popular on Armed Forces Viet Nam Radio when I was there in 68. Was especially popular with point men who led the way on a jungle patrol and often carried a pump 12 gauge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq6jquFrb08

Sharonmk
Sharonmk

Don't mess with Texas!

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

BLUE LIVES MATTER: why are you giving the name of the homeowner? The newspapers may but you don't need to do that.........it's called retaliation by the perp's friends/family. very stupid, your doing what could cause his death. Geeze you even gave the name of the trailer court he lived in......

Swedican
Swedican

TOO bad, they didn't have a sign stating " GUN FREE ZONE " that would have stopped them, right Michael Bloombreg?

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Glad the 3 scumbags are dead!! Hoping the young man recovers.

But why does the article give so much personal information about the victim, but not a shred of information about the criminals?? This happened on Monday. 5 days ago and they still haven't released any suspect information.

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

Nice shot! Return to base immediately.

Raymelson
Raymelson

I would like more information before I comment

jaxholley
jaxholley

Wonder what kind of shotgun and ammo he was using. Trailer hallways are extremely small

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

19 years old. Nothing of value in the trailer. Hmmm . . . Wonder what it was about? Maybe gang violence?


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