A family was returning home from a funeral when a masked and armed robber approached them in the driveway of one of their houses in Harris County, Texas and demanded cash. The brother-in-law of the homeowner, a retired federal agent, responded to the threat by drawing a gun and firing at the thief, striking him twice and causing him to flee. The robber was captured a short time later after seeking treatment at a nearby hospital.The retired agents actions seem to have inspired at least one of his brother-in-laws neighbors who told a local media outlet, I might start taking gun classes for protection. Investigators believe the thief may have been involved in other robberies earlier in the evening.

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