One Texas father has proven himself to be his children's real live superhero after saving them from an intruder.
According to PAPD, officers responded at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday to a home invasion type robbery with a shooting call. The preliminary investigation revealed three armed assailants forcibly entered a home in the 2500 block of 18th Street as a female resident was arriving home. The commotion alerted a male resident who armed himself with a rifle and confronted the would-be robbers in protection of his young children who were home during the robbery. One of the robbers was shot and killed during the encounter. The incident in currently under investigation by the Port Arthur Police Departments Major Crime Team.
News outlets say that the invasion happened as a female resident of the address was returning home. The three men forced their way into the home resulting in the uproar.
The 29-year-old father shot and killed 27-year-old Terence Ellies. Texas has what is called the Castle Doctrine, which allows a person being attacked to defend himself or herself using force. Police are not saying if they plan on filing charges against the homeowner.
Oddly enough the home that was being invaded caught fire the next day. There was no word on how the fire started or if it was intentionally set but it did do quite a bit of structural damage to the home.
Several windows were broken out at the home and one part of the home received significant fire damage.
There was also a shooting in the area of the home a day after the fire. At this point, we don't know if the break-in was some sort of attempted robbery or if it was the beginning of something much more sinister. The house catching fire and the gunshots are quite suspicious.