A Queensland dad living in the United States has been shot dead in a horror home invasion.
29-year-old Brenton Estorffe was pursuing his dream of playing in the NFL, and living in Texas with his wife and two young children.
Estorffe reportedly heard a window break at the rear of his home in Katy – near Houston – around midnight on Wednesday.
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He went to confront the intruders when he was shot and killed, all while his wife and children slept.
It’s understood the intruders have not been caught.
Local Sheriff Troy Nehls said it’s a tragedy.
“We have a homeowner here in Fort Bend County who’s no longer with us, and a father of two small children. It breaks your heart,” Sheriff Nehls said.
While, neighbour Kimberly told Channel 9 the community is shocked that this could happen in their area.
“We’ve left our doors unlocked because we felt like this is such a quiet neighbourhood.
“So it’s pretty shocking to be honest.
“I can’t even imagine what the wife is going through right now,” Kimberley said.