Shots fired during home invasion
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Last Friday night, May 9, about 10:30 p.m., a family living in the 21700 block of Parsley Mist Lane in Riverpark West were returning home when they were accosted by gun wielding men as they were trying to go into their home.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said the suspects forced the family into the home at gunpoint; inadvertently activating the panic alarm which notified the Sheriff’s office, right down the street from the residence. When the alarm call was dispatched a deputy was only short minutes away.
Haenel said, “When the Fort Bend Deputy arrived he saw the homeowners being held at gun point on the floor of their home.” In an attempt to help, the deputy ran to the back of the home where he was confronted by yet another armed suspect. The deputy fired an undisclosed number of shots; it is unknown if the suspect was hit as he ran back through the house. After the shots were fired, both suspects fled out the front and got away.
In an effort to find the duo a perimeter was set and the area inside was searched. The Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) helicopter was called in to assist in the search as well as canines from HPD and the prison system. Haenel said the suspects were never found and the got away with undisclosed amount of cash. The case remains under active investigation.
The suspect who confronted the deputy in the back yard was described as a black male, about 5’ 11”, medium build, black hair with a receding hairline. He was wearing a white shirt and white scarf which was removed during the struggle. The other suspect is only described as 5’ 11” with a thin build and wearing all black.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.
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