Texas Mom Shoots Home Invader Dead, Cops Shocked By What Was In His Car

A San Antonio, Texas, home owner shot and killed an alleged intruder while his 7-year-old son was beside him – after the man tried to break in through a window in her bedroom.

After being startled she grabbed her gun and shot at the suspect twice. He was struck once and later pronounced dead at the hospital.

When officers arrived, the 7-year-old son of the suspect was detained by police.

“We’re gonna get help for him,” Police Chief William McManus told the San Antonio Express-News.

The homeowner was not charged with killing the intruder.

Many readers expressed sympathy for the child, but applauded the women for doing what she needed to do to protect herself.

“The thieving b****** got just what he deserved,” one commented on their page. “But I do feel bad for the little kid. that lady protected herself from who knows what that bastard would have done to her.”

“Glad the woman was able to protect herself,” added another. “Great job. Maybe the child will have a better chance now growing up.”

Other readers pointed to the story as what they perceive to be a result of a particular climate of violence in the U.S. that is seemingly getting worse.

“This is one of many reasons why America is heading to obliteration,” wrote one social media user. “Respect starts inside the home. When parents are incapable of raising proper children, this is the result. Children having children, parents who let the internet, Xbox, and Nintendo teach morals instead of the Bible. America has never seen this level of violence, this level of absent parenting, this level of hopelessness, helplessness, or this incredible out of control population! It’s going to get worse!”

In a similar incident in San Antonio just weeks earlier, a woman shot at an intruder and was able to scare him away without hitting him.

“She shot through the window,” Sgt. Michael Oliva told WOAI. “She was probably trying to scare him. We checked and there’s no evidence that he was shot.”

The thief who fled the scene was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s. He attempted to break into the apartment through the back kitchen door.

Sources: San Antonio Express-News, WOAI