Skip to comments.AL:Burglar shot, killed in Selmont
Posted on 10/31/2013 5:59:56 PM PDT by marktwain
SELMONT Two burglars greeted a Selmont couple returning home from work early Saturday morning. In the exchange that ensued, one of the burglars was shot and killed, while the other one escaped and is considered armed and dangerous.
Sgt. Mike Grantham, with the Dallas County Sheriffs Department, said the couple returned to their Lowery Drive home around 2:30 a.m. Due to the fact they have been the victims of burglaries before, the husband entered the home first.
Grantham said when the wife came into the house, she noticed glass from a glass door on the ground. It was then, Grantham said, the two burglars came from the back of the house, one of them attacking the husband.
In the exchange, the husband was hit in the head and received a cut on the hand. He then was able to retrieve a pistol he was carrying and shot one of the burglars, Grantham said. The other suspect fled the scene.
He said the burglar who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene by responding authorities.
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The pistol should have been in his hand. Other than that, I’m glad the story had a happy ending.
I agree, he should have had the pistol in hi hand, but it worked out OK. 1 more thief in the ground.
Good shot, AL
At least one out of two BUMP.
The accomplice almost always gets away. A good reason for new laws permitting full auto firearms for homeowners.
Hose’em down bump.
I’d love to have a legal Glock 18.
Shame about wasting a grand juries time over such an event. After the Medical Examiner’s inquest, the appropriate prosecuting attorney should declare the matter over. Likewise, after a ballistics test for the record, the pistol should be returned to its owner.
And if the police were nice about it, they should give it a thorough cleaning, and maintenance adjustment as needed, as a courtesy. It’s not polite to return a weapon that isn’t in top condition, any more than returning a vehicle whose brakes aren’t fully functional.
Besides giving the homeowner a high five for the righteous shooting, the state victims of crime office should hand him a free voucher for a blood & hazardous waste cleanup from SERVPRO.
As for the husband, Grantham said the pistol was confiscated and the shooting would be presented to the next Grand Jury, as is the case with every shooting.
Time for a backup home defense weapon.
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