Woman fatally shoots man who broke into her home, police say

    A woman shot and killed a would-be burglar early New Year's Day after the man allegedly broke into her apartment while she was sleeping, Houston police said.

    The woman awoke in her bedroom at the Mirabella Apartment to the sound of broken glass, according to the Houston Police Department. She looked up, and a man was standing in her bedroom, she told police.

    He came toward her bed, and that's when police say she grabbed the pistol she kept near her and fatally shot him.

    She had told the police she had seen the man walking around the apartment complex before.

    The woman has not been charged in the unidentified man's death, and police say they will  refer the case to a Harris County grand jury.

    By Meagan Flynn, Houston Chronicle