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Police are investigating an overnight home invasion in the Cliffmarshall area in northwest Houston, TX.

Authorities say the homeowner had just returned to the residence from work around 9:15 PM Tuesday night when he was ambushed and pistol-whipped by three suspects, who then used the man to gain entry into the house where his wife and two young children (5 and 6 years old) were inside.

The homeowner was pistol whipped and his family was forced to lie down on the floor.

The men were looking to rob the victim, but police said at some point the homeowner was able to get his own gun out to defend his family.

There was an exchange of gunfire, and the suspects drove off in a pickup truck.

“About 30 minutes later, we received a report of a male at the hospital off of 249,” said Houston Police Lt. Larry Crowson. “He had been shot. We believe it is the suspect from this shooting. He has been transported to Memorial Hermann in critical condition, but he is expected to survive.”

Police are still looking for the two other suspects and anyone with information on this incident is being asked to contact the Houston Police Department at (713) 884-3131.

The homeowner and his family sustained no major injuries and were not seriously harmed.