LAMAR COUNTY, Texas -- One suspect is dead and another is in jail after an early morning home invasion in Northeastern Lamar County.
What was a quiet night at home turned into a fight for their lives for one Lamar County family early Friday morning.
"This is a very quiet neighborhood. I mean you hardly hear a few cars revving up and down the road," neighbor Belinda Miller said.
That's how Miller describes her neighborhood, but she says she's in shock after learning about a home invasion that turned deadly just down the road early Friday.
"Wow, what do you say? That's close to home," Miller said.
Lamar County Sheriff's Deputies say around 2 a.m. Friday, two suspects entered a home through the front door on County Road 44450. One of them was armed.
But what the suspect didn't know is that the homeowners would be awake and ready to put up a fight.
"The victims started struggling with the first person that came in the door with the gun," Lamar County Chief Deputy Jeff Springer said. "That person dropped the gun, and one of the victims picked up the gun and ordered them to get out of the house, and they wouldn't do it."
That's when a homeowner shot one of the intruders, 21-year-old Idris Wooten of Wolfe City. He ran off, but authorities found him dead in the driveway when they arrived.
35-year-old Reginald Lane also fled. Deputies say he got into a dark-colored sedan, but they caught and arrested him a short time later on FM 195.
Deputies say they are still searching for a dark sedan driven by a possible third suspect. If you have any information, you're urged to contact the sheriff's office at 903-737-2400. You can also contact Lamar County Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS(8477).
Lane is being held in the Lamar County Jail without bond and charged with burglary with intent to commit another felony.