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Criminals pick wrong house; get shot, chased by off duty officer in underwear (Texas)

If the question was boxers or briefs, three Houston, Texas criminals got their answer Thursday when they picked the wrong house. The criminals broke a window to break into the house. That noise startled the homeowner... a six year veteran of the Houston Police Department.

The resident / officer grabbed his handgun and confronted three intruders - one of whom was armed with a handgun. The officer fired two shots at the men and the assailants began to flee. The officer gave chase wearing just his boxers.

During the chase the armed criminal raised and pointed his handgun at the officer. That action was met with seven or eight rounds of fire from the officer. The criminals continued to flee but the gun toting bad guy was already wounded. The officer caught and subdued the wounded man - he was transported to the hospital where he died.

The other two men fled and, despite dogs and a helicopter, eluded capture.

The officer was not injured.