Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers increased a cash reward to $25,000 for information on the shooting death of an Australian man who protected his family during a home invasion in the Katy area earlier this week.

Brenton Estorffe, 29, was shot dead by intruders at his home located in the 6900 block of Glen Rosa Drive Wednesday, Oct. 16. Two male suspects allegedly broke a window and entered through the back of the house, police said.

Estorffe’s wife and his two children, ages 1 and 3, were home at the time but were unharmed.

The intruders escaped without stealing anything, and investigators are still trying to determine a motive.

The vehicle of interest is described as a light-colored four-door sedan with a sunroof. (Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office)

A vehicle of interest spotted on surveillance video shows the two suspects in a light-colored, four-door sedan with a sunroof. One suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall, wearing a dark-colored hoodie. The other is described as a dark-skinned male, round 6 feet tall, with a slender build and short hair.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or submit tips online here. 

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help the family with Estorffe’s funeral expenses. To donate, click here. 

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