Texas man sleeping in truck fatally shoots 'possibly armed' suspect trying to rob him

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A Texas man sleeping successful his motortruck connected Tuesday allegedly shot a fishy trying to break into his vehicle, according to Harris County authorities. 

The Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to nan segment extracurricular an flat analyzable astatine 331 Parramatta Lane successful Houston early Tuesday morning.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a antheral fishy "possibly equipped pinch pistols" entered nan victim's motortruck while he was sleeping and "attempted to rob" him, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said successful a post.

"The antheral sleeping successful nan motortruck had an AR-15 and changeable nan antheral respective times," Gonzalez said.

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The fishy was pronounced dormant connected nan scene, according to authorities.

The man who killed nan fishy told investigators that he was sleeping successful his motortruck aft an statement pinch his girlfriend, according to FOX 26 Houston.

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He awoke to nan fishy wrong his conveyance attempting to rob him and fired his AR-15. He reportedly ran to his brother's flat aft nan shooting and called 911, FOX 26 reported.

The man remained astatine nan segment and is cooperating pinch investigators, authorities told nan outlet. 

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The sheriff's office believes nan fishy whitethorn person surgery into different vehicles successful nan area, FOX 26 reported.

Social media users applauded nan man's actions.

"When personification tries to rob you, you person each correct to take sides yourself," 1 Facebook personification wrote. 

"They had nary business trying to rob nan guy....they would still beryllium breathing had they made amended choices," said another.

Further investigation will let nan sheriff's agency to find whether immoderate charges will beryllium revenge successful nan case.