July 2, 2013

A father in Texas was well prepared to defend his home this past weekend and demonstrated it when he fought back against three home invaders, sending two of them to thief heaven after they made the fatal mistake of breaking into the wrong home.

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This past Sunday afternoon, three burglars broke into an Oak Leaf Village apartment in North Houston brandishing a gun and demanding cash.

“They said ‘the money, the money,'” said resident Lila Pena.

That’s when her husband Javier Ortiz grabbed his own gun and shot two of them dead, sending the third suspect fleeing in terror.

“My dad took the gun out, then he shot the two,” Ortiz’s 7-year-old son told Houston’s KPRC-TV. “He’s a great hero.”

Police are still investigating exactly what took place and say there is very limited information on the third suspect.

Police say it is likely a clear cut case of self-defense, but the incident will still need to be reviewed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to see if any charges will need to be filed against Ortiz.

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