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Houston Firefighter Fatally Shot By Neighbor. Woman Thought He Was Trying to Break in

Sad news out of Montgomery County, TX. An off-duty Houston Firefighter was shot and killed when he ended up on the door step of his neighbors house. Sam Keen was dropped of by a cab at the wrong address after enjoying the night out. His neighbor thought someone was trying to break in.

A frightened 64-year-old woman shot and killed a man she thought was trying to get into her Porter-area home Monday night, according to deputies.

The man was later identified as 27-year-old Sam Keen, a firefighter for the Houston Fire Department. He lived next door to the woman.

Mayor Annise Parker told KHOU 11 News Tuesday morning that Keen took a cab home after a night of drinking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

He was asked to leave the bar so his friends put him in a cab.


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  • Ray Steffens

    Another instance of alcohol and guns coming together and causing a tragedy.

  • Jeremy Roy

    Ahh, well shit. I feel for this man and his family I really honestly do. This was a sad mistake, however, I really REALLY hope this woman is left alone. She did what she thought she had to do to protect herself and her home. I guess my biggest finger would get pointed at the cab company. How hard is it to read an address? Although granted, he may had been in font of his own house and just stumbled over to hers on accident, either way, terrible circumstances. Hopefully the HFD will stick together and help out his family if he had any, and leave the homeowner alone.

  • Crystal Adler

    Only in Texas… shoot first ask questions later and never dial 911

  • WTF

    This is a tragic situation ……however , if you’re THAT drunk that you can’t identify your own house , perhaps one of your FRIENDS should have hopped in the cab with you to mak sure you got home ok…..WTF…….if he was drinking with his BROTHERS from the FD , shame on them for not looking out for him …….BMA

  • Bp

    She shot through a closed door. She needs jail time.