A 21-year-old son shot dead an intruder to protect his parents when three men stormed their suburban home on Thursday night.
The residents, who are from Eastern Europe, were enjoying some family time together and baking a cake when they heard a knock on the door at around 8pm.
The father answered the door and a group of three men forced their way in at the home in Houston, Texas.
One intruder was reportedly carrying a shotgun and another a pistol.
'I see a young boy and I think it is a friend of my son so I open it a little bit,' the father explained to KHOU, he did not want to be identified and pictured out of concern for his safety.
'These guys push and out comes two more, they push me on the ground.'
The men then chased the mother while the son retrieved his gun which was stored under his bed. He fired three shots and hit one intruder in the bedroom. The man died at the scene.
According to chron.com, the other two men had been duct-taping the father's wrists when they heard the shots and fled.
The two other suspects ran from the home close to Cloudbrook in West Harris County and drove off in a white Ford Explorer.
Police were able to locate a car carrying the two men and they were arrested. An investigation is underway for a motive for the assault.
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