SAN ANTONIO - A burglar is in the hospital after he was shot by the owner of the home he was breaking into. t happened in the 100 block of Locknere Lane on the city's Northwest Side just after 2 p.m.
Police said the 48-year-old homeowner was asleep inside when he heard a knock at the door.
He told officers he wasn't expecting anyone, so he didn't rush to answer it, but that's when he heard someone kick the door down.
Police said that's when he grabbed a gun.
"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." read more
A Lake Elsinore resident fatally shot a man who was trying to break into his home Sunday night, authorities said.
About 10:45 p.m., a woman called 911 to report a burglary in progress, Riverside County sheriff's officials said in a news release. The woman said a man was trying to force his way into their home in the 100 block of South Torn Ranch Road and that her husband had armed himself with a handgun. read more