GILLESPIE COUNTY, TEXAS — A man is alive thanks to his fiancee who reacted quickly when he was in danger of being killed by a home intruder.
Cleto Neri Solorzano, 19, broke into the couple’s home early Saturday morning. When the 73-year-old homeowner heard a noise, he went to investigate what was going on. He found Solorzano on his back porch.
Solorzano began attacking the man, pushing him into the home and hitting him with a blunt object. Police report Solorzano put the man into a chokehold causing him to lose consciousness.
The man’s fiancee’ told police she woke up during the fight and asked Solorzano to stop attacking, but he ignored her. According to GCSO, she got a handgun from the bedroom and fired a warning shot out the patio door, but Solorzano continued to attack the man.via kxan.com
The warning shot did nothing to stop the attack, and the woman knew she needed to take a more direct approach to stop Solorzano from continuing.
She fired one more shot, hitting Solorzano in the head.
The homeowner, after becoming conscious, called 911 to report what had happened.
Solorzano was eventually taken to two different hospitals, and neither were able to save him.
There is no word on the condition of either homeowners, but we hope that they are well and that the man didn’t suffer any serious injuries.
It’s interesting to note that the man who was attacked, was the one to call 911. The woman may have been in shock after shooting Solorzano, and wasn’t able to complete a call to 911. That’s pure speculation, but it’s important to realize what state of mind you may be in if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.
Stay calm, stay alert, and carry at home.