Police say the dad was in the kitchen of his home on Sagewick Drive near Kirkholm around 12:45 a.m. when the men came in through the unlocked back door.
One of the suspects held him down and pointed the gun in his face, then stole his wallet and cell phone.
His wife and two children were sleeping at the time of the home invasion. They came out to see what was happening, but the intruders told them to go back inside the room.
Three of the intruders ransacked the house.
TERRIFYING: police say 4 masked men went in thru the unlocked back kitchen door. One held the father down w a gun in his face while the other three ransacked the home. #abc13 pic.twitter.com/BAfY86KVmn— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) May 24, 2019
During the attack, the family's dog came at the suspects and that's when it was shot at twice. It was hit one time.
The family carried the dog to the car. It was then taken to the vet to be checked out and is already back home. It's going to be okay.
None of the family members were injured.
At one point, family dog lunged at suspects—one of them shot the dog twice. Masked men took off. We were there as mom, kids carried dog to car. Took him to the vet. He’s going to be okay! #abc13 pic.twitter.com/f0X4mElqeJ— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) May 24, 2019
The four men ran off. Police do not have a description of them or their vehicle at this time.
Home invasion leaves family dog shot. Three ppl forced their way into a home on Sagewick Dr in SE Hou. A shot was fired. The dog was hit. Sounds like the rest of the family is okay. Waiting for HPD update. Live on #abc13 4:30-7. pic.twitter.com/VzURjGZ7B0— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) May 24, 2019
No one got a good look at the suspects. No vehicle description. Dad (in blue shorts) tells me everyone is okay. Pretty scared and nervous about what happened, but okay. #abc13 pic.twitter.com/s6YmfrvdR5— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) May 24, 2019