Murder Scene

The home where the murder took place shortly after midnight on Glenrosa Drive at Cansfield Way in Katy Fort Bend County on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

KATY/FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - A homeowner is dead and the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is looking for at least two people who murdered him overnight in Katy, Fort Bend County. The killing was part of a midnight home invasion that happened on Glenrosa Drive at Cansfield Way. The neighborhood is between Gaston Road and Highway 99 not far from FM 1093.

"Someone broke a window and the homeowners heard it," said Sheriff Troy Nehls. "The father woke up and confronted two individuals at which time there were gunshots fired."

The man was killed. At the time Nehls spoke with the media he said it appeared the victim was unarmed. The victim's wife told detectives there were two men inside the house. The couple has two toddlers who were also in the house at the time their father was murdered. The mother and children were not physically injured.

“That breaks your heart," Nehls said.

"This is going to take some time to put all this together," he added.

The sheriff said his detectives will catch the people who were involved. Detectives are talking with neighbors, and attempting to see if neighborhood surveillance video is available. 

"A neighbor saw a vehicle," Nehls said. “Most burglaries take place during the day. It’s a little unusual for guys who are going to breaking into a house to do it at midnight."

The investigation is ongoing and this story will be updated with additional information as it is made available.

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