PORTER – Neighbors trying to help neighbors is usually a happy occasion, but it led to a shooting in East Montgomery County Wednesday night.
Around 11 p.m., a homeowner in the 24900 block of Lynn Lane heard a disturbance outside and opened his front door to find his neighbor was being assaulted by the neighbor’s 26-year-old son.
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The homeowner yelled at the attacker, who then began kicking the homeowner’s car. The homeowner’s wife called 911 just as the 26-year-old jumped their fence and began to approach the couple’s front door. The homeowner went back inside his home, slamming the door shut. The enraged 26-year-old then began trying to kick in the door.
The homeowner grabbed a 9mm pistol and shot through the door, striking the 26-year-old once in the chest. The wounded man ran back to his house and was on his porch when officers from the Pct. 4 Constable’s Office, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety arrived.
MCHD EMS transported the wounded man to a Life Flight medical helicopter which took him to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He is expected survive.
The homeowner has not been charged.
As of this writing, names were unavailable.