A young father is killed after a home invasion in Texas

Brenton Estorffe’s wife told police that her husband was shot after confronting intruders that broke into their home in the middle of the night.
2:17 | 10/20/19

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Good morning, Marci. Reporter: Eva, good morning. This is such an unsettling and unusual case. Investigators say from the outside of the house it would have been clear to anyone that a family with kids lives there and that they were at home. Now they're trying to figure out why the house was targeted and how things turned violent so quickly. Someone just broke in my house and then shot my husband. Reporter: Overnight investigators releasing the gut-wrenching 911 call made moments after intruders broke into a Texas home in the middle of the night, killing this young father as he tried to defend his family. I need help. I need help so bad. Reporter: Brenton estorffe's wife telling the dispatcher they and their children, just 1 and 3 years old, were startled awake early Thursday morning by the sound of a window shattering. Brenton gets up, confronts two individuals inside the residence, at which point in time he was shot and killed. Brenton was there to protect his family. Is the person that shot your husband, is he still there? No, I don't think so but I'm so scared. Reporter: Detectives near Houston now trying to track down the killers, hoping this surveillance video of what they believe may be the getaway vehicle driving from the estorffe family's home could help. We're very interested, quite honestly, to identify the owner of that vehicle. Reporter: Brenton's family arriving from his native Australia -- Still hasn't really sunk in it's real. Reporter: -- Baffled by this horrifying crime that the sheriff's office vows to solve. We will stop at nothing. We will investigate. We will investigate. We will investigate until we can bring these individuals to justice. Investigators still don't know the motive, and while they have a vague description of the two intruders, they say there may be a third suspect as well. There's now a $25,000 reward for information leading to the killer's arrest. Dan. You used the right words there, baffling and horrifying. Marci, thank you so much. Really appreciate it.

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