Son shoots burglar to save father's life during stand-off

Discussion in 'Firearms in the Media' started by jpo_tx113, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. jpo_tx113

    jpo_tx113 New Member



    A man is dead after a Van Zandt County resident caught him burglarizing his pickup.

    According to the Van Zandt County Sheriff, early Tuesday morning, a Van Zandt County resident woke up to find someone burglarizing the pickup truck in his front yard. The homeowner approached the burglary suspect with a rifle, hoping to hold him until authorities could arrive. The suspect suddenly fled the scene, prompting the property owner to fire shots at the fleeing suspect.

    The homeowner also observed a Dodge pickup and flatbed trailer parked in the dark on the road near his house. The man saw the pickup truck was running with the keys in the ignition. He entered the suspect's truck, turned the engine off and removed the keys. Suddenly, the suspect appeared and a confrontation ensued. The suspect managed to get the man's rifle away from him, assaulting the man in the process.

    The homeowner's son, awakened by the gunshots, saw the young male suspect raise the rifle and, fearing the suspect was about to shoot his father, shot the suspect, killing him instantly.

    "We are a nation of laws. Our law protects the law-abiding citizens of our nation," said Van Zandt County Sheriff Lindsey Ray. "It is unfortunate that a young man had to die this morning in our community because of a bad decision he made to violate the rights of a law-abiding citizen."

    The case will be referred to the Van Zandt County Criminal District Attorney's Office for referral to the Grand Jury.

    The case investigation was conducted by the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, Van Zandt County Criminal District Attorney's Office, the Texas Rangers, the Precinct 2 Constable's Office and the Van Zandt County Fire Marshal.
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

    A one way ticket to hell.

  3. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    There is no way anyone in their right mind would consider burglary in that part of TX. It's legal to defend your property with deadly force. Everyone has a gun. Most will shoot at you for trespassing. What are they going to do if they catch you stealing?
  4. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

    Close the case.

    Wassamatter, didn't the criminal in this case

    manage to piss away millions of tax dollars

    being prosecuted? Wasn't there enough waste

    of the public funds? No matter how much slobbering

    the BGs mom does to a judge, and the media about how the BG

    was "just starting to turn his life around", he's worm

    food now, by his own hand.
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

    I bet SOMEBODY just mentally reviewed what he got his boy for Christmas and whether it was good enough for a son of such caliber. I hope he took his boy to Waffle House for breakfast after all that.

    Good Thread!
  6. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

    All is well that ends well!!!
  7. jpo_tx113

    jpo_tx113 New Member


    Sure beats an X-Box, doesn't it?