HOUSTON (FOX 26) - As the bullets were flying in the Glenshire Subdivision, some of the first on the scene were there working security.
The details of what went down two days ago are unreal. Some Southwest Houston security officers went from Tuesday morning monotony to being caught in an all out gunfight.
“It was boom, boom, boom, boom, boom about seven rounds,” explains Captain David Green with Armed Security on Bikes. Green says the gunshots seemed to go on forever. The company has been patrolling Glenshire for years but Tuesday was like no other.
"We had our weapons and we ran for cover. I had my duty weapon accessible, ready. I got down real low with my gun like this as I'm casing the perimeter trying to see if the suspect is coming my way,” Captain Green explains.
Just before the bullets broke the peace and quiet the first call for help came in to the security company. "You've been burglarized?” The dispatcher asks. "We're in route to you”.
"We went in through the back. Their door was kicked in and the hinges had come off the door,” says Captain Green. Then came another burglary call a stones throw away. ”Right next door". Captain Green says he couldn't believe when a third burglary was also reported. “They were basically just going house to house".
A resident spotted one of the suspects. ”She notified us to let us know she saw someone hop the fence in her backyard".
Armed Security on Bikes is owned by former police officer Arthur Chatman Jr. All of Chatman's guys are current or former law enforcement officers.
“The reason being, we need our officers to know the law while patrolling. After all we are carrying guns,” explains Chatman. They are certified to carry guns on duty.
Chatman has tracked crime in the subdivision for years and says the number of burglaries has not increased. The security officers hope it will stay that way.
”Going through a police academy I'm trained but I'm not invisible,” says Green.
Chatman says they have now received dozens of calls to escort residents home or to search their property. He's encouraging residents to continue to call for assistance and to immediately report any suspicious activity.