HOUSTON — A Texas woman fired a rifle through the wall of her home Friday, killing a man who had allegedly engaged in voyeurism by peeping into her window, according to law enforcement authorities.
The Houston Police Department dispatched officers to the 890 block of Irvington Boulevard around 11 p.m. to find a man suffering a gunshot wound to the torso outside the home, the Houston Chronicle reported. The voyeur was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did not release identities of the woman or deceased man at the present time, according to KHOU.
A woman told police she caught the man peeping through her bedroom window. As a result, she became fearful and grabbed her rifle, firing through the wall of her home several times. The perpetrator was struck at least once causing him to stagger a short distance before collapsing at the scene. The round proved fatal.
“There was an adult female that was in one of the bedrooms who observed him looking into her window. She was in fear. She had a rifle. She shot numerous times through the wall, ending up striking the male. The male ran a little ways and passed out over here. He is dead on the scene,” Houston police Lt. R. Willkens told reporters who arrived outside the house Friday night. “We’re being told it was a peeping Tom.”
Police said the deceased peeper was not known to the woman. Authorities said she is cooperating with the investigation, Fox reported.