Robber shoots self amid home invasion

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – Four men stormed a Southeast Austin home Friday in an apparent home invasion.

Austin Police were called to the home in the 7300 block of South Pleasant Valley Road by the victims who said they’d been robbed at gunpoint.

One of the victims told police he was playing with his 4-year-old daughter when he heard two loud bangs as the backdoor flew open. Two of the men entered the home with guns and demanded money and other items.

One of the residents began fighting with the men while a second grabbed the little girl and hurried her to safety. As he was carrying the girl away he told police heard one of the gunmen shouting “Shoot him! Shoot him!” followed by a gunshot.

The robbers ran off with a safe.

The officers who arrived at the scene noted several fresh footprints in the mud. While officers were gathering evidence they were notified that a man showed up to the emergency room at University Medical Center Brackenridge with a gunshot wound. That man, identified as Myron Darrell Stelly, was muddy and suffering from a gunshot wound to the right thigh.

Through their investigation, officers say Stelly went to the house in an attempt to steal marijuana. As a result, he is charged with aggravated robbery.

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