Homeowner Shoots Burglar Dead During Home Invasion
SAN ANTONIO, TX — In what appears to be an attempted burglary, a homeowner shot and killed a man outside his house in San Antonio, Texas.
Police are still investigating the incident, and more than that, the homeowner knew his alleged assailant.
As My Santonio reports:
Officers responded to the 7300 Block of Marble Creek Drive, near Leon Valley, around 2:40 p.m. to a shooting in progress where they found a man had been shot by a homeowner, police say.
In a news release Saturday, police identified the homeowner as Kevin Clifton. Police say Clifton heard the “burglary suspect” banging on his windows attempting to enter the home. When he confronted the suspect, police say Clifton began to fear for his life and shot the man.
Gus Guzman, an SAPD deputy police chief at the scene, said the suspect was a male, age unknown, who was hit twice in his upper body. The suspect was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending notification of family. Guzman said the homeowner knew the suspect but did not elaborate.
Neighbors did report hearing pounding on the home and yelling before they heard gunshots.
Police reportedly took Clifton SAPD headquarters for questioning, but he was neither arrested or charged.
This is definitely a developing situation, and we’ll try to keep tabs on it as it develops, but it seems as though Clifton was soundly in the right.
Even if the assailant was known to Clifton — even if they knew each other well, if the man banging on his window threatened his life or attempted to force his way into the home he opened himself up to a whole new level of reasonable defense.
It was a foolish mistake.
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