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Mother Fatally Shoots Home Invader Trying To Bust Through Back Door

San Antonio, TX – A mother who was home with three children on Thursday night fatally shot a man whom she caught trying to break into her Southeast Side house.

The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. on April 28 at a home located in the 600-block of Kashmuir Place, near Kellis Avenue and South Side Lions Park, KSAT reported.

The woman – who was in her 30s – said she was inside her house with her three children when she heard a noise at her back door.

The mother told police that she went to look for the cause of the noise and found a home invader had broken into the laundry room at the back of the house and was working on getting through the main back door, KENS reported.

The woman said that when the man continued to try to break through the door after he saw her, she grabbed a handgun and opened fire on him.

San Antonio police officers and the San Antonio Fire Department arrived on the scene a few minutes later and found the home invader suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, KENS reported.

The woman told police she fired at the home invader twice.

The suspect was transported by ambulance to the hospital but officials said he died en route, KENS reported.

Police said there were three children in the home at the time of the shooting but nobody else was injured during the attempted home invasion.

The homeowner has not been charged in connection with the shooting, KENS reported.

Police officials said it was unlikely that the mother would face any charges for defending her home.

Texas’ “castle doctrine” allows a person to use force against another someone who is illegally trying to force entry to a home, vehicle, or workplace, KENS reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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