Angry Father Shoots Man Peeping into His 10-Year-Old Daughter's Bedroom
'She looks over at the window, and this guy is at her window'
A Texas father has shot a "peeping Tom" he caught pleasuring himself while looking into his 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom window, according to police reports.
The Texan, who is a licensed gun owner, was alerted by his daughter's screams around 10 pm.
The father then spotted a man outside his daughter's window inappropriately touching himself, according to KTRK-TV, per the Harris County Sheriff’s deputies.
The daughter's mother told KPRC-TV:
"She looks over at the window, and this guy is at her window.
"He took my daughter’s innocence away."
The husband and wife headed outside their home located at the 15000 block of W. Little York in Houston to confront the man.
The father said his wife screamed at the man to lie down in their front yard until authorities arrived, but the man failed to comply.
The man then headed toward across the street to a nearby Valero gas station.
The mother held the man at gunpoint outside the gas station as the father told the clerk to call 911.
At that point, the suspect began wrestling the woman with her gun.
The mother was disarmed before having the gun pointed at her by the suspect.
This is when the husband fired at the suspect out of fear he’d shoot his wife.
"We didn’t want this guy to get shot," the woman told KPRC-TV.
"We were waiting for police to detain him because I’m pretty sure if he did this to my children, he’s doing it to a lot of other children out here."
"We are praying for the suspect, and we are also praying for his family."
The man was shot by the father three times, according to Deputies.
The father told KTRK-TV he, in fact, shot the man four times; twice in the chest, once in the stomach, and once in the side.
The man was then transported to the hospital in critical but stable condition.
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is now investigating the case.