Teen opens fire, killing intruder in apparent home invasion

ABC Houston – by Christine Dobbyn

HOUSTON (KTRK) — A Fort Bend County teenager fought back Friday after two strangers broke into his home. One suspect is now dead and a second is on the run.

It happened at a home in the 17,000 block of Manchester Point Lane in the Mission Oaks neighborhood.

Those who call this neighborhood home say this was far from a normal Friday afternoon scene.

“To come home and see cop cars and yellow tape around the houses, it’s kind of tragic,” neighbor Austin Warren said.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the home just after 3pm for a reported home invasion. Investigators said it’s the home of veteran Houston police officer Ken Patmon.

Patmon’s 18-year-old son was home alone when he heard a noise. There were two men pounding on the front door, but he didn’t answer. They then went around to the back of the house.

Patmon said his son called him when the trouble started

“He called me and told me about it,” the homeowner said. “Not long after that, two unknown suspects entered our home without permission.”

The men allegedly forced their way inside, meeting the teen head-on.

“My son, trying to defend his home and himself, he discharged my firearm, striking one of the suspects,” Patmon said.

The shot suspect died inside the home. The second suspect fled the scene.

“This is our home, and he’s my son,” Patmon said. “If I’m not there to protect him, we try to teach our children to do what’s right, and I just thank God that he’s OK.”

“It’s unfortunate that a life was taken, but at the same time, it’s very fortunate that this guy had a way to defend himself,” Warren said.

Deputies believe the second suspect took off in a dark blue Nissan Sentra. Anyone with information is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.

Patmon has been a Houston police officer for about 12 years. He works in the field training department. When asked if his son has considered going into law enforcement, he told us the teen is actually set to go into the U.S. Air Force.

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2 thoughts on “Teen opens fire, killing intruder in apparent home invasion

  1. Well, it appears if you are immediately family of a member of the JustUs racket, you do not get arrested for shooting to defend your person or property from an intruder, and you do not have to pay the bondsman or a British registered attorney, be arraigned, or go through all the rigamarole of emptying the money from your pockets and taking out a second mortgage prior to being no billed by a grand jury. Not saying anyone should, and they shouldn’t, be arrested for defending themselves, just pointing out the disparity in Texas between how the civilian public versus members of the JustUs racket are treated under adopted Judaic law.

    It also appears that the Richmond PD or Ft Bend County Sheriff department is waayyyy overstaffed. I counted 11 cop cars in the video, and there could have more not captured in the images. They must have been stumbling all over each other. They obviously need remedial driver’s ed as they lack the ability to park their cars legally, though there was plenty of space. Of course, this was just as good a reason as any other for an impromptu coffee and donut social for the local lower-level masons in uniforms with badges.

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