Houston woman shoots and kills ‘peeping Tom peeping through window’ with barrage of gunfire through her home’s wall
- Houston police said the woman was “scared” after seeing the stranger peeking through her bedroom window around 11:15 p.m. Friday
- The woman grabbed a gun and fired several times through the outside wall of her home on Irvington Boulevard
- The man was hit in the torso at least once and staggered away a few before crashing dead in the woman’s driveway
- Police say they don’t believe there was a connection between the two
A Texas woman shot and killed an alleged peeping Tom standing outside her bedroom window through the exterior wall of her home with a barrage of gunfire, police say.
The shooting occurred on Irvington Boulevard in Houston around 11:15 p.m. Friday, and when police arrived, they said they found the man dead in the driveway of the home.
The woman was in her bedroom and told officers she got scared when she saw a man looking through her window.
A Houston woman shot and killed a man she says was standing outside the bedroom window of her Irvington Boulevard home Friday night.
Houston Police Lt. R. Willkens reported that the woman became frightened after noticing the stranger outside her window, grabbing a rifle and shooting through the exterior wall of her home several times.
“She was scared,” Houston Police Department Lieutenant R. Willkens told me News4, and she grabbed a rifle and shot through the wall of her house several times, hitting the man in the torso at least once before staggering and collapsing a few feet away.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, Willkens reported, and police believe there was no relationship between the man and the woman.
“There was a grown woman sitting in one of the bedrooms and saw him looking through her window. She was scared,” he told reporters.
“She had a gun, she shot through the wall countless times and finally hit the man. The male ran a little way and fainted here. He was dead on the spot.’
The victim was reportedly hit in the torso at least once before staggering a few feet away and collapsing in the woman’s driveway.
He said the woman was cooperating with police and an investigation is underway.
The incident came as the city has seen a spate of violent crimes and shootings in the past year.
In 2020, the city registered 403 homicides, which was the highest homicide rate since 2005, when there were 377. News week reported.
It came as new gun laws in the state went into effect this week, allowing people to carry a gun without a license or background checks.
The law, Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement, allows “Constitutional carrying in Texas, meaning law-abiding Texans can legally carry a gun without a license to carry.”