Skip to comments.SAPD: Car thief killed, another wounded at Stone Oak home
Posted on 01/15/2013 10:21:04 AM PST by grundle
SAN ANTONIO -- A man is dead and another is recovering in the hospital after police say they were shot while trying to steal an SUV from outside a home in an affluent neighborhood.
San Antonio police said the shooter, who was visiting family at a home in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive in Stone Oak, heard the men breaking into his Toyota 4Runner around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The 25-year-old man stepped outside with a gun, confronted the men who were rifling through his vehicle and opened fire, according to a police report.
He later told police that he thought one of the men also had a gun.
Neighbors reported hearing five to eight gunshots, although the number of gunshots was taken out of the police report.
Officers said the shooter is not expected to face any charges since he was protecting his property.
One of the suspects, who was standing by the getaway car, drove off after getting shot but crashed into a parked car about a block away. He then rolled out into the lawn.
A homeowner near the crash said he went outside and tried to get the wounded man's name, but all the man could say was "I feel like I'm dying."
Officers and emergency responders tried to revive the 32-year-old man but could not.
The other man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Later Tuesday morning, a neighbor condoned the actions that were taken to stop the suspected thieves.
I fully agree with it. I spent 30 years in military; I'm familiar with firearms, said David Oliver. I think they have a right to intervene.
Thanks for the feel good story. I wonder if indeed the bad guys were armed?
Even if they weren’t - this is Texas - and you have a right to shoot burglars on your property.
Imagine if this had happened in some blue state with oppressive gun laws. The poor home-owner would be jailed and convicted.
yep, he was right about one thing, he was dying, too bad it was a for a car..
wonder what Jesus said to him...
Obviously a dam good shot!! I love these stories!
My immediate reaction to the story was, I do hope the shooter didn’t damage the 4Runner.
But but but I thought Obama wanted us to be easy victims...
LMAO! I hafta admit, it crossed my mind, too!!!
He should sue the survivor for damages.
That's what I was thinking, here in California (So. SF). They took away our right to open carry, including long guns. Can't openly show a gun outside lest you get jailed. I'd have to let thieves take my car.
In most states the shooter would go to prison and the “victim’s” family would get a pay out for hurting their son who was just getting his life turned around.
God Bless Texas.
I take great offense in this line:
“Officers said the shooter”
He wasn’t a “shooter” he was a citizen defending himself and his property.
“Shooter” is a buzzword to make anyone who defends themselves “seem” to be a “criminal”.
On the SA news, the officer I saw interviewed on four separate stations referred to the homeowner as "the victim", and the thieves as "suspects".
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