Intense doorbell camera footage captures the moment a Texas dad opened fire on two teens who allegedly tried to steal his car with his two young children in the back.
The family had just arrived back at their Houston home early Monday when two 16-year-olds approached and tried to open the rear door of the SUV, where a 1-year-old child was seated, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
There was another child also in the car at the time of the frightening incident, but the age of the second child was unclear.
The father, who was a passenger in the vehicle, squeezed off several rounds through the rear window, striking the two would-be thieves, authorities said.
At least four gunshots can be heard in the Ring camera footage, first obtained by KHOU.
The mom, who was the driver, then quickly drove away to get the family to safety, the sheriff’s office said.
The two teen suspects jumped into a waiting car and sped off, the surveillance video shows.
The duo was dropped off at a local hospital where they remain in stable condition, according to investigators.
No one in the family was injured. The father is not facing charges at this time as the sheriff’s office believes he was acting in self-defense.
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