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Masked robbers shoot and kill husband while wife, three children sleep

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HARRIS COUNTY — A husband was killed early this morning after four masked robbers broke into his home and shot him while his family slept.

The Houston Chronicle reports the attempted robbery occurred at the Green Meadow Apartments in the 17300 block of Kieth Harrow Boulevard around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.







Sgt. Ben Beall of the Harris County Sheriff’s says the four masked robbers broke the apartment’s glass patio doors, entered the apartment then attempted to rob the husband.

Beall says the robbers then shot the husband and made off with cash and drugs.

The victim was later taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.







Sources say the victim’s wife and three children were unharmed.

Investigators are interviewing the wife for more information on the incident.







According to the Houston Chronicle the four suspects have not been apprehended.

This is an ongoing investigation and Texas Breaking News will update you when more information is available.

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VIDEO: Harris County Sheriff’s Office seeking driver of vehicle that hit 13-year-old girl

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Authorities are searching for the driver of a vehicle that hit a 13-year-old girl on October 2, at around 6:30 pm as she was walking with her brother and they were attempting to cross the roadway.

The driver didn’t stop and left the scene after hitting the girl in the 15500 block of Ella Boulevard, according to HCSO. If you look closely at the vehicle in the video, you can see the damage on the front of it.







London Castaneda-Banks, the 13-year-old girl who was hit, was taken to a hospital by life-flight and is recovering from her injuries.

HCSO believes the vehicle may be a black Chevrolet Cruze or Kia Forte, which can be seen in the video at the top of this article.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Division at 713-274-7400. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.







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CRIME STOPPERS: ‘He keeps setting dumpsters on fire, Help stop him!’

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HOUSTON, Texas — Crime Stoppers and the Houston Arson Bureau are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect responsible for several arsons.

The suspect allegedly set five dumpster fires on August 30, 2019 at approximately 10 pm near in the area of the 6700 block of West Tidwell Road in Houston.







The suspect was captured on video surveillance setting the dumpsters on fire as he traveled on West Tidwell Road, according to the Houston Police Department.

He set the last dumpster on fire near the 5600 block of Shepard Road, then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is a black male, approximately 5’10” to 6’0″, with a slim build, medium length hair, a goatee, and was wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans, and tennis shoes.







Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.







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Babysitter wanted for child abandonment after children, ages 3 and 6, start motel fire while she was getting pizza

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A woman is facing charges of child abandonment after police say she left the young children that she was caring for unattended at a motel and they started a fire, displacing several residents at a Motel 6.

Tara Elizabeth Piccione, 31, is wanted on two charges of child abandonment with intent to return, which is a state jail felony, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.







Piccione is accused of leaving two children, ages 3 and 6, unattended at Motel 6 in Spring Texas on October 9th.

The Fire Marshal’s Office says that the children began playing with a lighter and set the bedding on fire, displacing numerous people.

Piccione was apparently seen walking back into the hotel with a Pizza when residents were evacuating.







At the time of the fire, approximately 30 rooms were being occupied.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to felony charges or an arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling (713) 222-TIPS (8477) or submitting tips online at www.crime-stoppers.org. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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