Police say husband, wife killed suspected burglar at Houston home

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Police say a husband and wife shot and killed a man who allegedly broke into their Houston home.

KHOU reported that, according to police, the homeowners heard noises coming from their back door. When they investigated, they saw that the back door had been forced open and noticed someone in their backyard.

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Police said the two shot at the suspect multiple times, KPRC reported. Firefighters pronounced the suspect dead at the scene, according to KHOU. The suspect's identity has not been released.

Detectives said surveillance cameras on a nearby home captured the gunshots and showed the man walking down the street.

Authorities told KTRK the couple went outside after the shooting and put their weapons on the ground as they waited for police to arrive.

Police said the homeowners will likely not be charged, according to KTRK.

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