TX Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar
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|Incident at a Glance|
|# of Suspects:||1||Shots Fired:||Multiple|
A homeowner in TX noticed a back door to his home was open. The homeowner, who was outside, entered the home and confronted an intruder inside the home.
The homeowner fired a gun at the suspect, who then fled the home to a truck outside.
The homeowner fired at the suspect again as he tried to back the truck up.
The suspect was struck once in the leg. He stopped nearby to ask for help and was taken to an area hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
The homeowner is not expected to face any charges.
Under Texas self defense laws you can shoot a suspect to defend your property and can also shoot a fleeing suspect under certain circumstances.