[Video] San Antonio Homeowner Shoots Burglary Suspect

October 11 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
Gun(s) Used: Unknown Location:
# of Suspects: Shots Fired:
Suspect Killed: State:
Source: ksat.com Archive: WebCite.org


Texas continues to lead all state in documented defensive gun uses. Here’s another one.

According to KSAT,

According to police, the homeowner heard someone breaking into his Jeep, and that’s when he got a gun and held the man for officers.

Moments later, the man tried to run away, and that’s when the homeowner shot him in the leg, police said. Despite the wound, the man managed to run from the scene. Later that morning, a man with a gunshot wound showed up at Methodist Hospital downtown. Police said they believe that man was the one who broke into the Jeep. His condition wasn’t immediately known.

You are allowed to use deadly force to defend property in Texas under certain circumstances.

This is the 171st defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,314th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

We don’t have information on the homeowner’s identity nor the type of firearm used in this incident.

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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