BBQ Pit Thief Gunned Down by Homeower

A grand jury will determine if a Texas homeowner will be indicted for fatally shooting a man accused of stealing his barbecue pit, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. The case will be handed over to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office once the investigation is concluded. The identities of the individuals involved have not been disclosed, and no arrests have been made at this time.

The incident occurred in the city of Humble, on the 15000 block of Ralston Road near Kentington Oak Drive. Sheriff Gonzalez reported that deputies were dispatched to the scene following reports of a fatal shooting. The deceased individual is alleged to have stolen a barbecue pit from a local residence.

The homeowner, upon discovering the theft, pursued the suspect in his own vehicle. According to Sheriff Gonzalez, the homeowner managed to catch up with the suspect a short distance from his home. The homeowner then exited his vehicle and confronted the occupants of the suspect’s vehicle.

The homeowner reported that he believed the driver of the suspect vehicle had potentially armed himself with a weapon. Fearing for his safety, the homeowner discharged his firearm several times at the suspect, striking him. A second individual present in the suspect’s vehicle was unharmed and is not currently facing charges.

Sheriff Gonzalez stated that the homeowner cooperated fully with the investigation, providing a detailed account of the incident. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office, where it will be presented to a grand jury.