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Posted on 05/22/2019 3:04:32 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Texas homeowner shoots dead 19-year-old man after gang of teens opened fire on his home with PAINTBALL guns
A Texas father shot and killed a 19-year-old man outside his home on Tuesday night, after possibly mistaking the teenagers paintball gun for a firearm.
The fatal shooting happened at 11.30pm in East Houston last night, shortly after some sort of disturbance involving more than a dozen teens gathered outside of a home was reported to authorities.
According to police, the father believed a group of teenagers were shooting at his home on Force Street, and, feeling threatened, he fired one shot in return at the alleged perpetrators.
A 19-year-old male was struck by the bullet and rushed to hospital where he later died.
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Police say they found paint splatters at the scene and believe the group of teens were firing paintball guns at the familys home, rather than using actual firearms as the father suspected.
They believed that they were that their house was being shot at, Houston Police Department Sergeant Joshua Horn told KHOU. The homeowner, the father, came outside to the disturbance, approached a suspect who was standing out here. Believed that he was a threat, fearing for his safety, fired a round at him.
The father also allegedly fired additional rounds at the vehicle belonging to the 19-year-old victim, Horn added.
Police believe the mans 17-year-old son may have been the groups intended target, and say they wanted to 'fight him'.
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It’s the law in Tx, your on my property at midnight, menacing. uninvited.
Am I supposed to figure out yer a drunken jokster?
He showed a lot of restraint, only killing one.
He could squint really hard, and after about 30 seconds , tell that the BB gun had a smaller bore size than a real pistol. Of course, if it’s a real pistol....
Sounds like the homeowner didn't "mistake" the gun for a firearm -- it was a firearm. The definition of a firearm in the U.S. Code includes "any type of weapon . . . by whatever name known which will . . . expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter."
18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(4)(B)
These teens probably thought their skin color would protect from them from any consequences of their actions.
I love a story with a happy ending.
I am literally LOL on that one.
Bullies show up to scare the kid into thinking his life is in danger. His father responds by shooting an attacker.
“But wait, it is just paint ball guns!”
You show up at my house in the middle of the night shooting it with what looks like guns while threatening my child ... I am in reasonable fear for my life, and I can kill you all in self defense.
I would not egg a house on Tx.
Proof IQs are dropping.
Actions have consequences. The parents failed these children. They should have taught them respect for other people and their property. Jail the parents!
Not really. Remember that kid in Chicago that was shot by a cop where the kid had a replica pistol? Go see Airsoft website.
Too bad it was just one. Killing all of them would have been appropriate in this case.
Probably have to move after that though. No doubt the parents/brothers/sisters/cousins/etc would get revenge if they can. Still might.
You put a glass marble in a paintball gun and it can kill.
This is very similar to an altercation in Jacksonville FL 20+ years ago. A carload of teens were riding around shooting at picture windows with slingshots. An off duty navy chief thought the bang and the broken glass was from a gun and responded in kind. One of the teens was killed as the homeowner ran out to the street and fired shots at the car which was fleeing the scene. The court acquitted the homeowner. But his career was over at that point.
An AR-15 shoots a .223.
Since it is less than 1/2", that means it's not a firearm
The car was most likely being used by the other shooters to drive away.
18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(4)(B)
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