Texas police offer $25K reward to catch Qld man Brenton Estorffe’s killers

The distraught father of a Queensland man, who was shot dead during a home invasion in Texas, is now on his way to the United States.

Michael Estorffe feared he was going to miss his son’s funeral because of a Visa issue, but thankfully was given the all clear this morning.

In an emotional interview on Sunrise on Saturday, Mr Estorffe thanked the media for all of their help.


“Can I just say one thing, I would just like to thank the media for helping me get my visa,” he said.

“It’s a tough time to get that done and now I have to go to the next level and bury Brenton our son…” he said through tears.

Brenton Estorffe was gunned down just after 12:00am on Wednesday, local time, while trying to protect his wife and two kids from intruders who had smashed a window to break into their home.

The Fort Bend County Sherriff’s office has since released vision of a “light coloured sedan” seen speeding from the scene prior to, and following, the shooting.

“Surveillance footage has revealed a vehicle of interest at the time of the shooting. The vehicle appears to be a light colored, 4-door sedan with a sunroof,” Police said.

“The first suspect is a male, approximately 5-feet, 11-inches tall, dark skinned, and was wearing a dark colored hoodie.”

“The second suspect is a male, approximately 6-feet tall, slender build, dark skinned, and had short hair.”

A US$25,000 reward has also been offered by Texas police in a bid to track down the killer.

“Help us catch those responsible for this heinous crime,” Sheriff Troy Nehls said.

“A wife and two small children now have to try and piece their life together without their loving husband and father.”