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Man Dressed as Nurse Shot in Home Invasion

The Story

When the woman heard a knock on her door at 12:30 am she was immediately very concerned. Who is knocking on the door so late at night/early in the morning? Is there a problem? When she opened the door she saw a man dressed like a home health nurse. What he did next was shocking.

Man shot and killed during home invasion attempt while disguised as nurse, police say

“HOUSTON — A man disguised in scrubs died after being shot during an attempted home invasion, according to the Houston Police Department.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 12500 block of Cooperstown Drive in southeast Houston.

Police said an older woman reported hearing a knock at her door when she saw the man dressed to look like a nurse or home health care worker on her porch.

Police said he tried to use that look to get in the home, instead of forcing entry.

When the disguise didn’t work on a woman inside the home, she called her son for help, according to police.

The son told officers he rushed home and found by that time he arrived, the man had broken in the door.

HPD said the son shot and killed the intruder as he was trying to breaking into their house.

“It doesn’t look like there’s any relation at all, it was just a random thing,” HPD Lt. J.P. Horelica said. “The home health care that dropped on the original radio was part a ruse to try to gain entry in the home. When that didn’t work, he tried to force entry in there.”‘

Reported on KHOU11

What Can We Learn

Having someone in your corner is important. If you are not able to protect yourself for whatever reason, having someone with you could mean the difference between life and death. If someone comes to your home late at night, dressed as a nurse or otherwise, be extremely cautious. There have even been stories of intruders disguised as law enforcement and other “officials”. Don’t open the door until you can confirm the person is welcome and has a valid reason for being there. Call 911 if necessary.  Stay safe ladies.

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