A Texas homeowner shot and nearly killed a man who thought he could break into his home during Hurricane Harvey on Friday night.
Cops were called to the home in the Texas city’s southeast section around 11 p.m. local time as the then-Category 4 hurricane kicked up brutal winds.
They found the would-be invader shot in the head when they arrived, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports.
The man was awake and coherent when medics transported him to Christus Spohn Hospital – Shoreline, police later said in a tweet.
The man’s identity wasn’t immediately available, and it is unknown if he has been charged.
Harvey made landfall just northeast of the seaside Texas city Friday night.
The storm brought crushing winds up to 130 mph, which downed trees and power lines in Corpus Christi.
By 5 a.m. Saturday morning, weather officials downgraded the storm to a Category 1 hurricane as it continued to make its way inland.
Nearly 200 Corpus Christi police officers were deployed Saturday morning throughout the city, where most traffic lights weren’t working.
“Much road debris and downed power lines. Most traffic lights are out. Please be patient. Let us get things safe for your return,” the police department tweeted.
Citizens have also been urged to boil any water for bathing, brushing teeth or drinking because “water system has become unstable,” the city said in a news release.
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