- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say a Houston police officer shot dead one of three men who had broken into his townhome overnight.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the officer, but said he lived in north Harris County and was awakened Thursday by the sound of breaking glass. He used his service weapon to confront three burglars and opened fire at one of them.

The sheriff’s office says he chased the burglars out of his home and into the surrounding complex.

Authorities say one of the burglars was armed and pointed his weapon at the officer. The officer returned fire and wounded the burglar.

The burglar was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The two other burglars remain at large.

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