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[South Texas]Father kills 1 of 3 home invasion suspects, sheriff says
The Brownsville Herald ^ | March 25, 2011 | JACQUELINE ARMENDARIZ

Posted on 03/26/2011 9:25:08 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

One suspect is dead, one is in custody and a third remains at large after an aggravated robbery in La Feria, Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said.

The victim of the crime, Louis Earl Dixon, shot Francisco Antonio Moreno Thursday evening after a struggle ensued when Moreno and two other men attempted to force Dixon to let them into his home, Lucio said Friday. Dixon lives in the 27000 block of Rabb Road,

Moreno, 31, was from San Benito.

The sheriff said it appeared that Dixon was defending himself.

"I think he acted the way, probably, many would have acted because there’s no other way out," Lucio said. "I’m sure he’s thankful he’s still alive and was able to defend himself and his son."

Dixon told authorities he and his 20-year-old son were returning to their home and had almost arrived when their car was stopped by three masked men in an SUV. The men appeared to be armed with a gun, knives and baseball bat, Dixon told police.

The men, Lucio said, demanded to enter Dixon’s house, one of them forcing Dixon to kneel while holding him at gunpoint.

"Mr. Dixon was able to wrestle with the individual, take his weapon away from him and he used the weapon on these individuals," Lucio said.

Authorities said Dixon fired five times as the three men fled the scene. Dixon and his son apprehended one of the men, 21-year-old Roman Cardoza, until La Feria police arrived, but two of the suspects — one later identified as Moreno — escaped in the SUV.

Cardoza faces two charges of aggravated robbery, a first degree felony. He was arraigned Friday, and his bail was set at $100,000.

Moreno’s body was found lying in the driveway of a home in Harlingen by a police officer.

The officer said he saw an SUV with Mexican license plates leaving the area, Lucio said. He decided to investigate and discovered the body.

The SUV used by the suspects was reported stolen from Brownsville on March 20, Lucio said.

Moreno was apparently dumped by the driver when he was discovered dead, Lucio said.

Moreno had a bullet wound in the right side of his torso, authorities reported.

Lucio said Friday morning he had no details about the gun.

Dixon was not injured, Lucio said, and as of now no charges have been filed against him for shooting Moreno.

Lucio said the findings of the investigation will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office, which will decide if any charges will be filed against Dixon.

The driver of the SUV remained at large Friday morning. Lucio said his identity is unknown.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; homeinvasion
Spillover?
1 posted on 03/26/2011 9:25:11 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

Needs work on tactical reloading skills!!!!!


2 posted on 03/26/2011 9:29:12 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Illegal aliens. Texas has a GOP majority in the state houses yet Rick Perry and the RINOs in TX allow the continued invasion. they could tell Obama go eff yourself - we are protecting the border. The GOP in TX are open border RINOs.

Goo job by homeowner.


3 posted on 03/26/2011 9:34:57 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Lucio said Friday morning he had no details about the gun.

It's a good gun.

4 posted on 03/26/2011 9:36:37 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: shankbear

He used the perps weapon, didnt have anything to reload.


5 posted on 03/26/2011 9:36:56 AM PDT by Husker24
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To: shankbear
Since he was using the perp's gun, I think we can cut him some slack on loadout and reloading skills.

I am thinking if the Sheriff contacts CBP or ICE in that area and runs border crossing data on the dead guy and the live prisoner they will be able to find out the name of the third, and the license plate.

6 posted on 03/26/2011 9:42:18 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: SwinneySwitch

This couldn’t have happened, Janet Napolitano says there is no border violence.


7 posted on 03/26/2011 9:45:23 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Don’t mess with Texas!!!


8 posted on 03/26/2011 9:48:06 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: SwinneySwitch

More range time, Mr Dixon.


9 posted on 03/26/2011 9:54:27 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 793 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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To: shankbear

Did you read the article?

He took the gun away from the perp.


10 posted on 03/26/2011 9:56:17 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

If someone tells you to kneel when they have you at gunpoint, you might as well struggle, because statistically, you’re already dead.


11 posted on 03/26/2011 9:56:58 AM PDT by scott7278 (and"...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: SwinneySwitch

-——Roman Cardoza——

What is Roman Cardoza’s address?

Some good Texans might want to hunt him down


12 posted on 03/26/2011 10:00:12 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: K-oneTexas; fuzzthatwuz; publana; deadmenvote; tuffydoodle; secondamendmentkid; re_nortex; ...

Ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


13 posted on 03/26/2011 10:00:24 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: null and void

Pretty good for the first time ever shooting that gun.


14 posted on 03/26/2011 10:00:41 AM PDT by scott7278 (and"...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278

Indeed. That’ll learn me to read the article first, and post second...


15 posted on 03/26/2011 10:04:04 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 793 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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To: bert

I think Cardoza’s current address is the Cameron County jail.


16 posted on 03/26/2011 10:05:20 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: shankbear

Excellent outcome considering the unarmed homeowner and son were outnumbered 3 to 2 and had to take the gun from the bad guy.


17 posted on 03/26/2011 10:31:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: shankbear

Excellent outcome considering the unarmed homeowner and son were outnumbered 3 to 2 and had to take the gun from the bad guy.


18 posted on 03/26/2011 10:31:29 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Lucio said the findings of the investigation will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office, which will decide if any charges will be filed against Dixon.

Praying the District Attorney is not a pro-amnesty / illegal alien rights activist organization advocator. Right and wrong, guilty and innocent have seen better days than in the past decade (and especially lately) for sure.

19 posted on 03/26/2011 10:45:47 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: SwinneySwitch
One suspect is dead, one is in custody and a third remains at large

Slacker

20 posted on 03/26/2011 10:52:40 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

>>This couldn’t have happened, Janet Napolitano says there is no border violence.<<

I was wondering if perhaps Janet might want to change her statement after this.


21 posted on 03/26/2011 11:16:36 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: bert

>>-——Roman Cardoza——<<

There is probably 500 Roman Cardozas within an hours drive of Brownsville, the majority being honest American citizens. No, let’s let the cops handle it.


22 posted on 03/26/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Illegal aliens I’ll bet.


23 posted on 03/26/2011 11:40:57 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Now, where did that third suspect go?

Thanks for the ping SwinneySwitch.


24 posted on 03/26/2011 12:46:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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