Pastor Shoots Suspected Burglar at Texas Church: Police

Police said a pastor sleeping in his office at a Houston-area church awoke to confront a burglary suspect and then shot the man.

Baytown police say the shooting happened around dawn Tuesday and the wounded man was transported to a hospital. His condition wasn't immediately released.

Officers converged on the Church of New Beginnings in Baytown, about 20 miles east of Houston, following reports of gunfire.

Assistant Chief Roger Clifford said the pastor was at the church when he heard someone trying to break into the building. The minister then armed himself and shot the suspect.

Police didn't immediately release the name of the pastor or why he was sleeping at the church.

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