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Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intrusion Suspect (Texas)
Click2Houston.com ^ | November 22, 2005 | Staff

Posted on 11/22/2005 11:36:20 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger

HOUSTON -- A homeowner fatally shot a man who refused to leave his southwest Houston home Monday night, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Police said a couple was sitting inside their home when someone broke into the home on Lacy Street at Detering Street in the Rice Military area at about 9 p.m.

"He came in armed with a bat, went through a side door, shattered the glass to make his way into the residence," Houston Police Department Homicide Detective Mike Walker said.

The husband told the intruder he had a gun and to leave, but police said the intruder persisted up the stairs, forcing the homeowner to shoot him. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

A relative of the family told KPRC Local 2 that the homeowner saw the intrusion suspect in his back yard and confronted him earlier in the evening, but the suspect told him he was looking for a lost dog.

The homeowner believed the suspect's story, not realizing the suspect was casing the home and planning to break in moments later.

Police believe the suspect did not work alone.

"The only description we have gotten of a vehicle is a dark-colored PT Cruiser that apparently let the intruder off," Walker said.

Investigators said the homeowner would not be charged in the man's death because the shooting appeared justified.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; bang; banglist; dontmesswithtexas; gun; guns
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1 posted on 11/22/2005 11:36:21 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Good shot!


2 posted on 11/22/2005 11:36:59 AM PST by furquhart (Gingrich '08)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I'm probably too late to say never bring a bat...


3 posted on 11/22/2005 11:37:34 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: DaveLoneRanger

He's not a suspect, he's a convict.


4 posted on 11/22/2005 11:38:47 AM PST by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Another villain bites the dust. Good riddance.
5 posted on 11/22/2005 11:39:30 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: DaveLoneRanger
the shooting appeared justified

"Appeared"? Of COURSE it was justified!

6 posted on 11/22/2005 11:39:37 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Win the war. Confirm the judges. Cut the taxes. Control the spending. Secure the border.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

"Intrusion Suspect"???...gimmie a break.


7 posted on 11/22/2005 11:39:44 AM PST by Baby Driver
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To: EdReform; jonestown; Ladysmith; Petruchio; Shooter 2.5; PeterPrinciple; Max Combined; ...
(((Armed Citizen ping)))



You are being pinged because of your interest in every-day citizens using firearms to save life and limb. Freep-mail if you want on/off.



You'd think these criminals would learn -- these are just this month!

TX: Homeowner Fatally Shoots Attempted Robber (1 Suspect Dies In Trash Can)

Homeowner fatally shoots driveway robber (TX)

Homeowner shoots burglary suspect

Food store owner fatally shoots gunman who demanded cash (TX)

Holdup suspect fatally shot by clerk (TX)
8 posted on 11/22/2005 11:40:14 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Celebrating my first full year on FR! Has it been one year already?? Has it only been one year??)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
The husband told the intruder he had a gun and to leave, but police said the intruder persisted up the stairs, forcing the homeowner to shoot him. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Perp had a total death wish.

9 posted on 11/22/2005 11:40:30 AM PST by beltfed308 (Cloth or link. Happiness is a perfect trunnion.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
"You looking for a dog?"

"Say hell'ooo to my 'lil friend!!!"
10 posted on 11/22/2005 11:40:35 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: NavVet

He's a corpse.


11 posted on 11/22/2005 11:40:54 AM PST by Michael Goldsberry (Leapfrog)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
He's not a suspect, he's a convict.

Not anymore, now he's a stiff.

12 posted on 11/22/2005 11:41:15 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (I alone, am the chosen one. Because I alone, did the choosing.)
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To: beltfed308

"death wish."

Bronson Ping.


13 posted on 11/22/2005 11:41:21 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com

Well, you beat me to it...


14 posted on 11/22/2005 11:41:56 AM PST by Zeppo
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To: DaveLoneRanger

One more criminal gone. I guess this won't happen in San Fran.


15 posted on 11/22/2005 11:41:57 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Baby Driver

Yes, "intrusion suspect" just like the video footage I saw of that huge shootout with the two robbers in Hollywood, CA on the History channel the other night. The guy had been spitting automatic weapon fire for the better part of an hour, and when they finally caught up to and captured him, the camera people were still calling him a suspect.


16 posted on 11/22/2005 11:42:14 AM PST by DaveLoneRanger (Celebrating my first full year on FR! Has it been one year already?? Has it only been one year??)
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To: Michael Goldsberry; NavVet

"His metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-(fill in the blank)!!"


17 posted on 11/22/2005 11:42:34 AM PST by Gator101
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To: YouPosting2Me

Going to the range this weekend...


18 posted on 11/22/2005 11:43:15 AM PST by Texans
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To: DaveLoneRanger

In MA, the homeowner might have been arrested. Depends on the local PD. Probably could count on losing every one of his firearms too, at least for a little while. Maybe carry permit too.

Meanwhile, the dirtbag's family would be spooling up the civil lawsuit. Cause you see, he had just fallen in with a bad crowd, and was turning his life around.

The sooner I can get out of this asylum, the better.

G


19 posted on 11/22/2005 11:43:30 AM PST by Gefreiter ("Are you drinking 1% because you think you're fat?")
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To: Baby Driver
I'm surprised they didn't say...

..alleged intrusion suspect :^

20 posted on 11/22/2005 11:43:33 AM PST by Guenevere
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