Homeowner Fatally Shoots Alleged Car Burglar After He Refuses To Comply And Becomes Aggressive


PORTER, TEXAS — A man was fatally shot after allegedly breaking into a car and then becoming aggressive toward the owner.  According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred around 9 p.m. on Adrift Row Lane, a wide tree-lined street of upscale homes.

The homeowner told deputies that he was alerted by a motion detector monitoring his driveway. Armed, he went outside to investigate only to find a man inside his vehicle. He ordered the man to get out of the car at gunpoint. The man then allegedly responded by saying, “I’m not going back to prison” and becoming aggressive toward the owner.

It turns out that the suspect’s declaration was dead on – he won’t be returning to prison, as he was fatally shot by the owner during the confrontation.  He was identified as 22-year-old William Bounds III.

The MCSO said in a statement, “At this time, no charges have been filed against the homeowner and this incident will be forwarded to the grand jury for review.”

While the homeowner wasn’t injured in this incident, we never recommend going outside, especially in the dark, to investigate things of this nature. The person outside could very well be armed, and deadly encounters for armed citizens happen like this on occasion. The safer route is to call police, stay inside, and keep yourself and your family safe.

If they try to enter the house, all bets are off.

About the Author

Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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