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Posted: 1/12/2005 3:15:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 3:23:39 PM EDT by clean_cut]
abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/011105_local_burglarshot.html

Suspected burglar shot by homeowner's son during botched robbery

ABC Eyewitness News
(01/11/05 - HOUSTON) — Gunshots pierced the silence of a neighborhood on Houston's south side late Monday night. It happened when investigators say a group of burglars picked the wrong home to try to break into.

Detectives say just before 1am, a woman noticed four masked men breaking into the home next door to her, which was vacant. That's when she called her son, worrying that the men were heading to her home next.

When the son arrived at the home, he immediately grabbed a gun. Investigators say that's when the son started firing at the four men and they shot back.

At some point during the scuffle, the woman was actually taken hostage. She managed to get away. That's when the suspects took off.

When police arrived on the scene, they searched the area and found the body of one of the suspects in the back yard of a home five houses down from the scene of the shootout. The other suspects remain on the loose.

The mother and son weren't injured in the incident. Investigators say the case will go the grand jury, but likely the son will not be charged.
(Copyright © 2005, KTRK-TV)



Another take.

www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2988718


Jan. 12, 2005, 6:13AM

Son kills his mother's attacker
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

A burglary suspect who briefly used a Houston woman as a shield during a shootout was later fatally shot by the woman's son, police said.



The incident began when a woman in the 3800 block of Darlinghurst saw a man run through her back yard about 10:30 p.m. Monday. She called her 28-year-old son, who got a flashlight and a handgun, police said. Four men in masks and dark clothing ran from a vacant house next door, and opened fire on the family, police said.

One man grabbed the woman by her neck and used her as a shield while firing at her son, police said. The woman was able to wrench herself free, and her son opened fire on him.

Police said the case will be referred to a grand jury without charges.

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:21:41 PM EDT
So the house NEXT DOOR is being broken into and she somehow gets taken hostage????
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:26:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cougar8045:
So the house NEXT DOOR is being broken into and she somehow gets taken hostage????



Well, she obviously wasn't too smart. She had to call her SON for a weapon, she didn't have one ready.

That said, I concur, why the fuck was she so close to firearm wielding scumbags when she was unarmed? Stupid.

Also, that kid did well. He doesn't need to go to court. He needs to go to the Mayor's house to receive the key to the city.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:34:25 PM EDT
There is no media bias, NOT.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:09:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 4:10:38 PM EDT by Combat_Jack]
Rule #2--if you threaten my family you'll regret ever having been born.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:04:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:


Also, that kid did well. He doesn't need to go to court. He needs to go to the Mayor's house to receive the key to the city.




IIRC, Texas law requires all unnatural deaths to go before a grand jury. That's why he's going before a grand jury with no charges. Basically, the cops and the DA are gonna stand there and say it was a good shoot, and then he goes on his merry way.

Waste of tax dollars and public employees time, but that's the law.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 7:00:11 PM EDT
Did the son fire first or did the bg's?
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