(Updated) Armed burglars kill husband, father of 3 during apartment robbery

Cy-Fair Fire Department crews and the Harris County Sheriff's Office respond to a shooting at the Green Meadow Apartments on Keith Harrow Blvd. near Queenston Blvd. in Houston early Wednesday. (CFFD PIO photo by Daniel Arizpe)

CYPRESS — Four burglary suspects escaped after the shooting death of a husband and father of three children at an apartment complex near Keith Harrow Blvd. and Queenston Blvd. approximately 1:15 a.m. today (Oct. 9, 2019).

“At about 1:15 in the morning, four black males wearing hoodies broke in the glass door off of their patio and made entry into the apartment,” according to HCSO’s Sgt. Ben Beall. “(They) attempted to rob the husband, and shot him. He was transported by EMS to Hermann Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.”

The wife and children were not injured, according to the HCSO.

The victim was sleeping with his wife and their three children at the apartment, before the incident occurred at the 17300 block of Keith Harrow Boulevard.

According to the HCSO, the children range in ages 2 to 7.

Cy-Fair Fire Department crews responded to the scene, confirmed to be Green Meadow Apartments on Keith Harrow Blvd. near Queenston Blvd. The father of three was transported with CPR in progress. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this incident.


Editor’s note: the following is the police report from the HCSO.

On Wednesday, October 09, 2019, at approximately 1:15 AM, Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Home Invasion / Shooting at the Green Meadows Apartments, located at 17310 Kieth Harrow BLVD, in west Harris County. The female caller advised she was asleep in her apartment with her husband, Jose Pina, and their three children, ages 2 thru 7. She was awakened by a loud crash and four (4) black males wearing hoodies entered the apartment.

The males shot her husband to death and took a backpack containing an undetermined amount of marijuana and cash.

Jose Pena was transported to Hermann Hospital (Cypress) where he was pronounced dead. Pina’s wife and children were not injured. Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit are conducting the investigation 

The case is being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit. If anyone has any information regarding the murder of Jose Pina, they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 713.274.9100, or call Crime Stoppers at 713.222.TIPS(8477)


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