Texas Woman Shoots Intruder Who Broke In and Tried to Choke Her

September 13 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired:
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Source: ksat.com Archive: WebCite.org


It seems that a woman in San Antonio, Texas was able to use a firearm to save her life from an intruder who broke into her apartment and was trying to choke her.

According to KSAT,

San Antonio police said a man allegedly talked himself into a woman’s apartment and tried to choke her.

That’s when police said the woman pulled out a gun and shot the man in the shoulder. The woman told officers the man fled, but also managed to take the gun.

The suspect managed to take the gun away from the woman as he fled the scene.

Police have not yet located the suspect, but are keeping an eye out at local hospitals.

This is the 164th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,283rd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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.

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