HOUSTON – A man came to the rescue when his relatives next door were tied up and assaulted during a home invasion in northeast Houston overnight.The uncle, who lives next door, heard the screaming and came to the rescue. Some accounts say that the Uncle came across an invader beating a family member in the back yard; another says that the Uncle broke into the house and shot the invaders. The presence of three .223 steel casings in the driveway indicates shots were fired before the Uncle entered the house, if he did.
Houston Police Department officers responded around 4 a.m. Tuesday to a call of a burglary in progress at a home in the 3700 block of Crandon Street.
“They had my little sister at gunpoint, so we couldn’t do anything,” said 19-year old Rene Garcia.
He and his twin brother tried to lock themselves inside their bedroom when they heard their mom and dad screaming and struggling. At least one gunman threatened to shoot a family member if Rene and his brother didn’t open their bedroom door, Garcia said.
We do not have information about what model of gun the Uncle used. The pictures of the casings are indicative it was a .223 semi-auto.
Until more details are revealed, it will not be clear that a .223 semi-auto was used to rescue his family from the home invaders.
One of the reasons that instances of defensive uses of semi-auto rifles are not documented more often is that reporters are ignorant of firearm models and calibers.
Numerous reporters were on the scene. They took excellent photographs of the shell casings.
Several stories have been published about the incident. Not one mentions the caliber of casings seen in the pictures.
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