A trio of criminals picked the wrong home to target near Houston.

One suspect is dead and two others on the run after a homeowner reportedly opened fire during an attempted home invasion in northwest Harris County early this morning.

Investigators say the crooks were trying to break into the home on Brookhead Trail around 6am. What they didn’t know is the homeowner was awake. That homeowner fired several shots through the door.

At least one suspect was hit and later died at the hospital.

Details are still sketchy on the shooting, and only KTRK is covering it so far. We hope to have more details later.

You’ll note that the home invaders were shot through the door as they attempted to gain entry, but were not yet inside the home when shots were fired.

That is apparently legally justified in Texas, but may have lead to criminal charges in less free states.