A north Harris County, Texas homeowner and former Marine was confronted by four males while standing in his driveway with his garage door open Friday night, and soon found a gun to his head.
Homeowner Alexander Borrego told Click2 Houston that his wife and children were inside the home when four teens grabbed him around 10:30 p.m. and pulled a gun on him. However, they were in for a surprise as Borrego, concerned about his family, had a handgun of his own concealed in his hoodie.
“As soon as I got my hand on my pistol I turned towards the guy that had the gun at the back of my head. I immediately removed the pistol away from my head as I began firing at those guys,” Borrego said.
The four ran from his home and one, shot in the chest and leg by Borrego, later showed up at a local hospital. The teen, brought to the hospital by his mother, is recovering.
“Sad, but I had my pistol on me and thank God for that,” Borrego said.
In an interview with Fox 26, the Marine, who left the service in 2009, stressed that he took action to protect his family.
“Before pulling the trigger, my last thought was ‘we’re all going to die right here because none of them are going to get in the house,” he said.
While police are investigating the matter and seeking suspects, the homeowner is not expected to be charged.