Irving, Texas

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram of July 12, 2007

Homeowner shoots man

— A homeowner who caught a man in his yard with an armful of tools shot and seriously wounded him Wednesday night when the man would not stop walking toward the resident, Irving police said.

The unidentified man is an 18-year-old Irving resident, police said. He was shot in the torso and was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He is expected to survive, but his condition was unavailable Thursday morning, police said.

The shooting happened about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Tucker Street.

The 34-year-old homeowner told police that he heard noises in his backyard, and believing someone was stealing his property he grabbed his shotgun.

Once outside, the homeowner found a man walking out of his backyard with an armful of tools, police said.

The resident ordered the suspect to lay on the ground, police said.

The suspect put the tools down and began to walk toward the homeowner, police said.

After the homeowner repeatedly warned him to stop and get down, the suspect was shot, police said.

The resident was not arrested, police said.

From the Dallas Morning News of July 12, 2007

Irving homeowner shoots burglar

An Irving homeowner who shot a man stealing tools from his home will not face any criminal charges, police said Thursday.



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