Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Aussie gunned down in Texas home

Aussie gunned down in Texas home

A Queensland man has been shot dead during a violent home invasion in Texas.

Brenton Estorffe's home in Texas, which had been decorated for Halloween. "A wife and two small children now have to try and piece their life together without their loving husband and father".

"Pray for this young wife and her two small children because they are without their father", Sheriff Nehls said. He is a true hero for protecting his family.

Responders took over and 29-year-old Estorffe was pronounced dead at the scene, Reyes said.

It is believed Mr Estorffe was shot during a burglary attempt.

His American wife, Angeleanna, and their son and daughter, aged three and one, were home at the time.

Police are scouring through CCTV footage in the hopes of finding the two suspects. Authorities are now working to get a description of them.

Mr Estorffe jumped out of bed and confronted the two intruders who broke in through a glass door, according to ABC 13.

Kimberley Patele, who lives nearby told local TV station KHOU that there are rarely issues in the area.

The home was located in the small town of Katy, in a subdivision where numerous large brick homes have been decorated for Halloween.

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Nehls said he Estorffe didn't appear to be armed.

While, neighbour Kimberly told Channel 9 the community is shocked that this could happen in their area.

Brenton and Corbin Estorffe.

Relatives said on social media that Estorffe was an Australian native. "I can't imagine what the wife is going through right now".

"You talk to neighbours and some of them leave their doors even unlocked".

"So it's pretty shocking to be honest". At 12.03am police received a 911 call to report a shooting at the home in the town of Katy, about 30 minutes west of Houston.

Her husband, originally from Mooloolaba on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, reportedly moved to the USA in 2011 to play American football and study at South Virginia University.

He played a season of college football for Southern Virginia University, a school located three hours southwest of Washington, DC, in 2012.

Many people who knew the deceased also commented on Cobin's post, sharing their own memories of Brenton and passing on their condolences to his heartbroken family.

Steve Turner wrote on Facebook that it was a senseless act "leaving nothing but pain and memories of a really great guy, wonderful son brother husband father and friend to so many".

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