Son shoots burglar pointing gun at father: 'I wasn't going to have my dad die in front of me'

A burglar overpowered a Texas homeowner at the suspect’s truck and took his gun, at which point it appears that the homeowner was in danger of being shot and killed. Luckily for the homeowner, his adult son wast there with his own gun to fire a fatal shot at the burglar from 40 yards away:


An East Texas burglary suspect is dead after homeowners found him rooting around on their property in the middle of the night. The property owner was armed and confronted the burglar, who then fought back. However, that fight didn’t last long thanks to the homeowner’s watchful son who was standing 40 yards away.

“I meant to shoot one time and that was it. He was going to kill my dad,” explains the son.

The father and son pair are still together, because they didn’t back down when the unrelenting burglar came after them around 4 a.m. Tuesday. Still, they say they’ve had enough attention the last couple of days and have asked to leave their names out of their story.

The  sheriff’s office has investigated the incident and turned over their findings to the Van Zandt County District Attorney’s Office for review, though it sounds like there is no expectation that charges will be filed.

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