Skip to comments.Mom charged in armed attack on daughter(TX)
Posted on 11/20/2011 2:00:54 AM PST by marktwain
The mother of a teenage girl held hostage by home invaders early Friday has been implicated in the attempted break-in, where one of the attackers was shot by the girl's father, Harris County sheriff's officials confirmed.
Deanna Horn was charged with aggravated robbery after two armed men grabbed her 14-year-old daughter about 6:40 a.m. outside a home in the 9200 block of Woodland Oaks in northwest Harris County.
Sheriff's officials late Friday declined to say what Horn's alleged role was in the attempted home invasion, citing the investigation.
Sheriff's officials said Matthew Hendricks and another man grabbed the teenager at gunpoint shortly after she left home for school.
"They held a gun to her head and said, 'Open the door,' " said Christina Garza, with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
The girl's father was inside the house and heard the commotion, Garza said. "He grabbed his gun and fired through the door."
He then went outside to confront the attackers.
"Hendricks was still holding on to the girl, saying he would kill her," Garza said.
The father then fired a second time, wounding Hendricks in the abdomen. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where his condition wasn't known later Friday. He has been charged with aggravated robbery.
The teenager was described as "shaken up" by the ordeal but otherwise unharmed, investigators said.
Sheriff's detectives are continuing to search for the second attacker, who fled after the father fired through the front door.
Friday's incident was the second in as many days in which an area homeowner has opened fire and wounded an attacker during a home invasion.
On Thursday morning, a father and his 7-year-old son were wounded when the father exchanged gunfire with four to five men who rushed into his home in north Houston.
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Yes. The usual way to start these news stories is, “A kidnapping went terribly wrong when...” (Like all was right with the world and things were fine till the victim fought back.)
Her own mother was involved? I'll bet she was shaken up!
He fired through the door? What was he thinking?
Was that smart of him to shoot through a closed door?
My biggest fear is having to shoot an intruder in my home.....I'd have to replace the carpet since I don't think you can get rid of all the blood stains.
Mom? Is that you?
Because the door was closed doesn’t mean he couldn’t see his target. My doors have windows in them, and the closed door would offer the element of surprise. Too bad he didn’t practice the technique a bit more.
I used to practice just this type of scenerio, but it really ticked the neighbor off across the street.
I mean, I don't know what the big deal was...at least he got new windows out of the deal...in his house AND his car.
Spilled coffee laughing!
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Boy, was I ever wrong!
We’re not dummies.
We can use force to protect ourselves.
I’m thinking replacing the carpet in the front hall might be cheaper than replacing an exterior door. And it is really stupid to shoot through a door when you know your child is on the other side, unless there is an unobstructed view, in which case it is only somewhat stupid.