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Australia Father of Aussie man killed in Texas lands in Houston after visa issues

04:51  20 october  2019
04:51  20 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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The father of an Australian "hero" is now travelling to the US to join his grieving family after overcoming visa delays that caused him to fear he'd miss his son's funeral. Brenton Estoffe's mother immediately flew to Texas after receiving a frantic call from his wife to say he'd been murdered while

An Australian man has been killed in Texas in a home invasion. Brenton Estorffe, 29, was asleep in his home near Houston with his American wife and two young children when two male intruders broke into the property through the back door. When Estorffe confronted them they shot him dead and fled

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.

a person posing for the camera: Mr Estorffe was killed as his American wife Angeleanna and two young children Asher and Eliana slept upstairs in their Fort Bend County home near Houston. © Facebook Mr Estorffe was killed as his American wife Angeleanna and two young children Asher and Eliana slept upstairs in their Fort Bend County home near Houston. a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Michael Estorffe speaks to media upon arrival in Houston.© 9News Michael Estorffe speaks to media upon arrival in Houston.

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

  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.

A Texas crime scene. An Australian man , Brenton Estorffe, 29, has been shot dead at his home in An Australian living in Texas has been shot dead while protecting his family from intruders who “We have a homeowner here in Fort Bend County who’s no longer with us, a father of two small children.

Dad of Australian hero killed in Texas granted visa to join grieving family. Brenton Estoffe's mother immediately flew to Texas after receiving a frantic call from his wife to say he'd been murdered while confronting two home invaders at his Ford Bend County home at around midnight on Wednesday.

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.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Brenton Estorffe with his brother Cobin, who also lives in the US.© Facebook Brenton Estorffe with his brother Cobin, who also lives in the US.

"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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