Napping Homeowner Shoots 1 of 3 Daytime Home Invaders

October 16 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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This story highlights the fact that criminals are increasingly traveling in packs and striking at any time of day, even in broad daylight.

A homeowner in San Antonio, Texas awoke from a daytime nap to find three suspects kicking down the door of his home. Fortunately, the homeowner was able to secure a weapon and fight back.

According to KSAT,

“He was able to grab his handgun in the process of the three suspects breaking in the front door into his location,” said officer Misty Floyd, San Antonio Police Department. “He was able to fire off several rounds. One of the rounds hit one of the suspects.”

After one of the suspects was shot, all three took off from the scene in a light-colored Toyota Camry.

The suspected burglar who was shot was dropped off at Baptist Hospital downtown by the other two suspects.

It seems that the other two suspects are still at large.

We don’t currently have any information on the type of firearm used or the number of rounds fired.

This is the 172nd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Texas and the 1,322nd 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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