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Teen shot while attempting to rob retired Marine

Marine Alexander Borrego

A Houston homeowner and Marine vet wasn’t going to let four teenagers rob him at gunpoint, deputies said.

Harris County officials confirm that four males walked up the home around 10:30 p.m. at night on the 25th of November.

The homeowner, Alexander Borrego, was standing in his driveway with the garage door open when he was ambushed, according to KSAT.

“One came alongside, through here, and next thing I knew I had a gun to the back of my head,” homeowner Alexander Borrego said. “They told me to get up, so, I stood up. My garage door was open so, my main concern was my family at that point.”

“I had my pistol in the front pouch of my hoodie,” Borrego said.

Borrego’s wife and children were in the house and he was worried for their safety.

“As soon as I got my hand on my pistol I turned towards the guy that had the gun at the back of my head. I immediately removed the pistol away from my head as I began firing at those guys,” Borrego said.

Authorities state that the Marine vet shot the teen twice, once in the chest and again in the leg.

The homeowner was not injured and the teen is expected to survive.

“You hear about stuff like this all the time, but never think it would happen to you. This could have ended terrible for my family and I, but I think God, everyone watching over us and Alexander Borrego for stopping them from coming inside. I am so proud of you babe. #MyHero,” she wrote.

A neighbor’s surveillance cameras captured the teens before and after they attacked Borrego.

The Marine vet is not expected to face charges.

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