An off duty Houston Police Officer shot an intruder this past Monday morning on April 16. The Dallas News published a story about the incident on their website, DallasNews.com.
The incident occurred at the home of a Houston Police Officer at around 12:20 am on April 16. The Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said that the officer woke after hearing someone trying to break into his home.
After the intruder broke glass and attempted to open a door, the officer shot the intruder. The intruder escaped into the Pasadena Independent School District. Authorities immediately alerted parents to stay out of the area while they proceeded with a manhunt.
At around 7:40 am, Houston Police found the suspected burglar, 36-year-old Patrick Jenkins. Authorities transported Patrick Jenkins to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Once released, Jenkins will, at the very least, face an attempted burglary charge.
Chief Acevedo identified the officer in question as Sgt. H. Preston. Preston is a 37-year veteran of the Houston Police Department. He wasn’t injured during the incident.
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