Homeowner Shoots Doggie Door Intruder in the Head [VIDEO]

June 30 2015
by GSL Staff
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Source: foxsanantonio.com Archive: None

A burglar in San Antonia apparently made use of a home’s doggie door to enter an unoccupied home.

When the homeowner arrived back at home, he encountered the burglar. The homeowner opened fire on the suspect, striking him multiple times, including once in the head.

According to local media reports:

That’s when police said the homeowner shot the man multiple times, including in the head and was transferred to SAMMC in critical condition.

“He actually has life threatening injuries,” said Officer Greene.

Police said the only point of entry they could find was the home’s less than large doggie door.

“That is still an opportunity for someone to get in your house,” said Greene. “Depending on the size of your dog.”

Police wouldn’t say if the homeowner had a license to carry the firearm he used, but said that’s not really even a factor since he was on his own property.

This incident is the one of the most common types of defensive gun uses. That is, one in which no one was killed. Despite this being one of the most common types of defensive gun uses, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides, which represent only a fraction of total defensive gun uses.

This is the 189th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state Texas and the 1,419th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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