San Antonio Homeowner Stops Intruder With Shotgun

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A San Antonio homeowner shot and killed a man who repeatedly trespassed on their property despite multiple warnings to leave. Police are investigating the fatal self-defense shooting.


SAN ANTONIO, TX (4-minute read) — A shooting incident unfolded early Sunday morning in San Antonio, Texas, resulting in the death of a man in his late 40s. According to the San Antonio Police Department, the man was shot after refusing to leave a residence despite multiple warnings.

At approximately 1 a.m. on June 30, officers responded to a shooting report on the 800 block of Allende Drive. Homeowners informed police that the man had initially approached their home, knocked on the door, and was asked to leave. The man complied initially, but soon returned, knocking again. The homeowners reiterated their request for him to leave.

However, the situation escalated when the homeowners heard noises coming from their backyard. Feeling threatened, one of the homeowners armed themselves with a shotgun and went to investigate. They found the man in the yard again and demanded he leave. Instead of complying, the man reportedly lunged at the homeowner and his wife. In a state of fear and perceived imminent danger, the homeowner discharged a single shot, striking the man in the stomach.

Emergency Medical Services and police officers arrived swiftly and attempted life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The homeowners stated they feared for their lives, prompting the use of their firearm.

As of the time of reporting, it remains unclear whether any charges will be filed against the homeowners. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities have not disclosed any further details about the deceased individual or potential motives for his repeated attempts to access the property.

Safety Tip: Always have a clear understanding of your local self-defense laws and ensure any use of a firearm in self-defense is justified and a last resort. Safe storage and proper training are essential to responsible gun ownership.

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