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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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Removing the low IQ participants?
There are airsoft and bb guns that are dimensionally identical to real firearms. Like in the photo, unless you look real carefully you can’t tell the difference. These things are supposed to have red or orange tips to distinguish them, but a little flat black paint gets rid of that problem.
Definition of firearm includes (D) any destructive device. A paintball gun could be construed as a destructive device as defined in 4(B) or perhaps excepted as explained in section 4(C).
Im not an attorney.
Why would he need to shoot a dead man? /sarcasm
It's how the Brits say it, "to shoot dead", as distinct from a person merely being shot and wounded. We over here speak English better, in this instance: "to shoot a man dead."
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