Brenton Estorffe

(Meredith) - A father was shot to death on his 29th birthday while defending his wife and two children from a pair of home intruders in Texas, according to authorities.

Brenton Estorffe, an Australian native raising his family in the Houston suburb of Katy, attempted to fight off two men who broke into his home just after midnight on Wednesday.

During the invasion, one of the suspects fatally shot Estorffe, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. His wife and two children were not harmed. 

"He gave his life in defense of his family. What more honor can you bestow upon an individual than that?" said Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls.

Now, police are desperately trying to track down the men responsible for Estorffe's murder. Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to their arrests.

"Help us catch those responsible for this heinous crime," Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said in a press release. "A wife and two small children now have to try and piece their life together without their loving husband and father."

Father shot to death on his 29th birthday while protecting family during home invasion

Authorities in Texas are searching for two suspects after a deadly home invasion. Surveillance footage shows the suspects in a light-colored, four-door sedan with a sunroof. 

Surveillance footage shows the two suspects in a light-colored, four-door sedan with a sunroof, according to the sheriff's office.

One suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, approximately 5-feet, 11-inches tall, wearing a dark-colored hoodie. The other suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, approximately 6-feet tall, with a slender build and short hair.

Investigators are trying to determine whether Estorffe and his family were targeted or if the suspects went to their home seeking the previous owners. Estorffe and his family moved into the house about six months ago, ABC News reported.

A GoFundMe page has raised more than $39,000 to help Estorffe's wife and children.

"They have been deprived of a great father & loving husband. No amount of preparation could have prepared them for this adversity," a post on the page reads.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-8477. All calls are anonymous.

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