GUN Home invasion turns into gun battle in the street

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Armed homeowner thwarts home invaders 7:36 AM CT

    07:37 AM CDT on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

    From WFAA-TV stafff reports

    DALLAS — An attempted home invasion ended with what police called an all-out gun battle early Wednesday in a North Dallas residential neighborhood.

    Police said four heavily-armed men attempted to break into a house in the 9000 block of Woodshore Drive near North Central Expressway and Royal Lane at 2:30 a.m.

    The homeowner had a gun and opened fire on the suspects. He pursued them as they fled, hitting at least two of them, police said.

    One was found dead in an SUV several blocks away from the crime scene. Another was taken to Baylor University Medical Center in very critical condition. The homeowner was not hurt.

    A third suspect was taken into custody and the fourth fled the scene. An AK-47 assault rifle was found near the suspects' vehicle.

    Police said a gunshot victim who showed up later at Parkland Memorial Hospital may be linked to the home invasion attempt.

    While investigators said the homeowner was within his legal rights to fire on intruders, he may be subject to charges because he left his property to pursue the robbery suspects in his vehicle.

    The homeowner, whose name was unavailable, was taken into custody for questioning. No charges had been filed against him.

    WFAA-TV photojournalist Bryan Titsworth contributed to this report.

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    I'm suprised he hasnt been charged yet.
     
  2. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

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    Pursuing after a crime is legal in Texas, so I'm not sure why he's being held...
     
  3. smartypants

    smartypants New Member

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    Find a jury to convict this guy in Texas.
    Just the same, a running gun battle will incur a LOT of liability
     
  4. t1h

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    well he did pursue them in his vehicle, so there's probably some bullshit charge like speeding, running a stop sign, broken taillight, they'll try and nail on him :dunno:
     
  5. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Awesome! Natural selection strikes suddenly!

    The odds of the homeowner being charged with a crime would be slim if he hadn't chased them down in a vehicle. Wouldn't be surprised if he faces some reckless endangerment charge or somesuch that gets plead down to community service and a fine... unless he caused some collateral damage along the way.
     
  6. Wave

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    Good thing the guy was in Texas...
     
  7. thedude11

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    Texas > *
     
  8. hsmith

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    hey but i thought criminals that break into your house won't hurt you and they just want to steal things
     
  9. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    :rofl: inorite?
     
  10. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    This is like that old man in MN that chased the gas theives with his unloaded shotgun and was arrested. :o
     

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