Wednesday, October 11, 2006
14-year old shoots suspected burglar inside his home
CORPUS CHRISTI - Police are investigating what happened during a home burglary that left the suspect dead and neighbors in shock.
It happened Monday afternoon at a home in the 4200 block of Ocean Drive. A 14-year-old boy shot and killed a man who broke into his family's home Monday and threatened to kill him and his mother, Police Chief Bryan Smith said.
Smith said the man, confronted a woman as she was carrying groceries into her home shortly before 1 p.m. The man forced her inside and tied her and her son up. Smith said the woman was able to loosen the binding and free her son, who got his father's revolver from a security box beneath a bed.
As the man tried to break into the room where the two were and threatened to kill them both, the teen fired a shot through the door and hit the intruder in the head, Smith said.
The crime is being investigated. While the DA is not likely to pursue murder or manslaughter charges, felony wallhacking charges have not been ruled out.
Brave kid, and a hard thing to have to do. Some will say that the mother and son should have pursued bilateral talks with the home invader, but I guess the son had a "either your're with us or you're with the violent criminals" policy.
Posted by Darren Duvall at 10:11 AM