One suspect is dead and another is in custody after a possible home invasion near the Heights Tuesday evening.
According to the Houston Police Department, it all started around 9:20 p.m. outside of a residence in the 2200 block of Roy near Larkin. At that time, two male suspects approached a family which had just arrived at their home.
Investigators said one suspect struck a family member in the face with a handgun while the second suspect forced the family inside the residence.
A friend of the family managed to retrieve his gun from his vehicle and fired at least once at one suspect, who fled the scene on foot. Police said the family friend then confronted the second suspect and fatally shot him.
Police found the second suspect, who was armed, hiding inside a near-by Wendy's restaurant.
He is identified as Marquez Romero Heckard, 23, and faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of aggravated robbery.
The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition with lacerations to his face.
Police said the case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.
The identity of the deceased male suspect is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Read more here.