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The father of an Australian man killed in Texas has landed at Houston International Airport to join his grieving family.
Brenton Estorffe, 29, originally from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, died when he confronted two people who broke through a window at his home in Katy about midnight on Wednesday.
His American wife Angeleanna and two young children Asher and Eliana were asleep upstairs and were unharmed.
It's understood Estorffe woke to the sound of a window smashing and was shot shortly after calling police.
Australian man shot dead in Texas during home invasion
Brenton Estorffe, 29, grew up on Queensland's Sunshine Coast and travelled to the US to pursue his dream of playing in the National Football League. © Facebook Brenton Estorffe, 29, was shot dead after confronting intruders at his home in Katy, in Texas. His American wife Angeleanna and their two children, aged one and three, were in the house at the time he was killed.Police are still searching for the intruders.Thy are chasing leads that a car was seen speeding away from Estorffe's home after the shooting.
His father Michael Estorffe was greeted by the Australian consulate general on his arrival in Texas this morning, having initially had issues securing his visa.
He spoke briefly to media, thanking his friends and government officials.
"I really appreciate all of my friends and everybody who helped me," Mr Estorffe told reporters before breaking down.
He will spend the day with his grandchildren and start preparing for his son's funeral, which is expected to take place this week.
Police have vowed to stop at nothing in their investigation of the shooting, and catch those responsible.
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