Unarmed Texas Man Dies on His Birthday Defending His Family From Armed Home Invaders

Katy, TX — A Texas man was shot and killed by two men who broke into his home on Wednesday, October 16th.

Police reported that Brenton Estorffe, 29, a native of Australia, was killed during the break-in.

A reward of $25,000 is being offered for information.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office reported that two men broke into the home late Wednesday night.  Police said that the men sneaked in through a back window.

You can hear the terror in Angeleanna Estorffe’s wife on the 911 call:  “Help me please … ohh … someone just broke into my house and shot my husband.  I just heard glass shattering and then my husband jumped up and took off after them … and they just … they started shooting.”

But it was too late for Estorffe.

Brenton died within moments of being shot.  It was his 29th Birthday.

Interviewed by a Syndey, Australia newspaper, Estorffe’s father gave more details.

“The guys were close the bedroom and he fought them all the way back to the kitchen and then they decided to shoot him,” Michael Estorffe told 7News. “So he saved his family, saved his kids and his wife.”

Police Determined To Find The Perps

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls held a press conference asked for the public’s help in finding the two thugs.

“Help us catch those responsible for this heinous crime.  A wife and two small children now have to try and piece their life together without their loving husband and father.”

The Sheriff pointed out that it would have been obvious to even the densest of criminals that the home was occupied.

He said, “Anybody would know that there were obviously children in that house. I mean there’s Halloween decorations. You almost got to make the safe assumption, these individuals knew somebody would be at home. But yet they still had the audacity to break a window and enter the home. That’s a little unusual,” he said.

Nehls had some harsh words for the two murderers:  “We will investigate, we will investigate, we will investigate until we bring these individuals to justice,” he said. “They’re going to pay for this, you came into the wrong county.”

Nehls and his office have released their description of the two suspects, as well as the getaway car visible on the home’s surveillance tape.

Police report that they are looking for a dark-skinned male around 5-feet 11-inches.

The other suspect is a dark-skinned male of approximately six feet tall with a slender build and short hair.

Their car is a light-colored four-door sedan with a sunroof.

A Hero’s Death

Speaking of Brenton Estorffe, Sheriff Nehls had nothing but praise.   He said that Estorffe gave his life for the lives of his wife and children.

“What more honor can you bestow on an individual than that?” he asked.

Estorffe leaves behind his wife and a 1-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son.

He died a hero, and he’ll be remembered as such.

And when these worthless thugs are caught we hope justice is swift.