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TX:Homeowner Shoots Vandal, Won't Face Charges
woai.com ^ | 14 May, 2013 | Jim Forsyth

Posted on 05/16/2013 4:10:46 AM PDT by marktwain

A north side man will not face charges after he shot a man who was smashing the windshield of his car in the driveway of his home, 1200 WOAI news reports.

  Police say the homeowner, who is in his fifties, looked out the window of his house in the 1400 block of Thorain, which is near Basse and Blanco after he heard the sound of glass breaking.  It happened about 1:30 this morning.

  He saw a man smashing the windshield, grabbed a gun, and opened fire, striking the vandal in the chest.

  The vandal, who turned out to be the gunman’s stepson, tried to run but collapsed a block away.

  Doctors are trying to keep the man alive.  Police say the man was defending his property under the state’s ‘Castle Doctrine’ law and will not be charged.

 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; guncontrol; property; sanantonio; secondamendment; tx
Deadly force can be used to protect property at night in Texas.
1 posted on 05/16/2013 4:10:46 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

His own stepson, even.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 4:13:12 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: marktwain

Ah, yes, the culture of life.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 4:14:08 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: marktwain

Stepson, eh? I’m doubly sorry to hear that. It’s going to be hell around his place for some time to come.

Having dealt with step-children before I know it can be a real emotional roller-coaster.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 4:15:18 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: marktwain

There’s more going on here.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 4:15:47 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: marktwain

“The vandal, who turned out to be the gunman’s stepson”

To me that is incidental and makes no difference.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 4:29:09 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

Legally, that’s true.

However, it does complicate his domestic situation.


7 posted on 05/16/2013 4:32:15 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Wolfie

I could misunderstand you, but are you making a moral equivalence between ripping a defenseless, unborn, living child to pieces within a womb to shooting an unknown violent person destroying someone’s property and possibly in that unhinged situation, that person’s house or their life?


8 posted on 05/16/2013 4:38:27 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Shooting...
His own stepson, even.

In some circles, that's known as a call of nature.

9 posted on 05/16/2013 4:39:20 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: rlmorel

I’m saying life is cheap. Everywhere.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 4:43:27 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: marktwain

Get off my lawn.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 4:48:03 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: V_TWIN
To me that is incidental and makes no difference.

Whenever the shooter and the person shot know each other, it requires greater scrutiny.

Otherwise, most 1st degree murders would go like this.
1. Kick in own door.
2. Invite victim to home to show you their new gun, knife, bat, etc.
3. Shoot victim upon entry.
4. Call police to remove body.

12 posted on 05/16/2013 4:54:46 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Mercat

Stop bleeding on my lawn.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 4:55:46 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: marktwain

“the gunman?”

Is that their way of showing they disapprove of the man protecting his own property?


14 posted on 05/16/2013 5:07:27 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: marktwain

Has been long before the “castle law”.


15 posted on 05/16/2013 5:29:02 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: marktwain

San Antonio, BTW....


16 posted on 05/16/2013 5:32:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

San Antonio, BTW....

***************

Thanks for the location, which seems to be left out of many stories/titles... Was intending to go look it up when I finished reading the thread.


17 posted on 05/16/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT by deport
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To: marktwain

Thanksgiving just ain’t goin’ to be the same this year.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 6:02:43 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: marktwain

I love TX. In most states that would be “murder”. However, considering that property requires significant time and energy to acquire and maintain, the vandal was stealing part of his life by destroying the car. I’m okay with solving that problem - permanently.


19 posted on 05/16/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Izzy Dunne; All

His own stepson, even.

Many, many unknown things.

How the relationship was, whether there were drugs involved, so many possibilities that we do not know.

Yes, all such shooting should be carefully investigated. Forunately, only a small number of homicides involve immediate family:

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-misleading-murderer-that-you-know.html


20 posted on 05/16/2013 6:54:03 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Wolfie

I would say that the currency of life devalues itself in some places, rather than just being globally cheap.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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