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  • lonesome_polecatt lonesome_polecatt Jan 15, 2013 11:34 AM Flag

    Another heart warming story. I'm sorry, I'm too emotional to go on right now.

     

    SAPD: Car thief killed, another wounded at Stone Oak home

    by Jenny Suniga

    Posted on January 15, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Updated today at 9:56 AM

    SAN ANTONIO -- A man is dead and another is recovering in the hospital after police say they were shot while trying to steal an SUV from outside a home in an affluent neighborhood.

    The deceased was identified as a 32-year-old man. His name was not immediately available.

    The other suspect, a 37-year-old man, underwent surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was listed in stable condition on Tuesday morning.

    San Antonio police said the two men tried to steal a Toyota Forerunner that was parked outside a home in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive in Stone Oak.

    The owner of the SUV was inside a home visiting family when he heard the alleged thieves around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    The 25-year-old man stepped outside with a gun, confronted the men and opened fire. He told police he thought one of the men also had a gun.

    Neighbors reported hearing five to eight gunshots.

    Police said one of the thieves, who was standing by in a getaway car, drove off after getting shot but crashed into a parked car about a block away.

    A homeowner near the crash said he went outside and tried to get the wounded man's name, but all he could say was "I feel like I'm dying."

    Officers tried to revive the man but could not.

    The other man was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

    Police said the shooter, whose name was not immediately available, is not expected to face charges because he was protecting his property.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    • so it is OK to shoot someone that is trying to steal your car? Think about that for a moment.

      No, really, think about that. So you are now judge and jury and executioner?

      What a wonderful place TX is.

    • I hope it was a "Judge" that brought justice for this family...Lock and load, we are being assulted daily and smoke blown up our arrzes and told to stop drinking 32oz sodas, because it causes constipation. bwahahahahaha

    • Re: "SAPD: Car thief killed, another wounded at Stone Oak home"

      The above incidents are very few and far between, poleo. The below, however, are much, much more frequent:

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      A FEW OF HOUSTON’S ACCIDENTAL GUN DEATHS

      by Emily DePrang Published on Friday, December 21, 2012,

      The renewed debate over gun control has lately settled into two broad camps: those who think more guns in the right hands would reduce violence, and those who think fewer guns overall would reduce violence.

      Texas politicians, predictably, have come out in favor of more guns, particularly in the hands of schoolteachers: Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep.-elect Jason Villalba of Dallas, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, and suburban Houston’s own state Rep. Debbie Riddle all support arming teachers. This morning, NRA executive Wayne LaPierre held a press conference calling for armed guards in schools, neglecting to mention that Columbine High School had an armed guard and that Fort Hood had a great many armed personnel present. (And, as an apparent Christmas gift to the Internet, LaPierre blamed violence on hurricanes and video games like Mortal Kombat, which features ninjas and fireballs but no guns.)

      But the more-guns argument is predicated on the belief that non-criminal citizens with guns can be relied upon to secure their weapons and use them safely. Otherwise, why would you introduce a gun for every 20 or 30 kids in a school, right?

      Looking back on the Houston area’s year in firearms casts doubt on that assumption. A few illustrative selections from Dateline Houston’s files:

      March 22: A man in Jacinto City killed himself accidentally when one of the shots he fired in the air hit him in the neck.

      June 13: A 17-year-old boy in Alamo died when a bullet he fired at a butane tank ricocheted and hit his head.

      June 17: A 24-year-old woman in south Houston was killed when her brother accidentally dropped the gun he was carrying.

      July 31: A 12-year-old boy in Waller County accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old brother with a 12-gauge shotgun after finding it and another shotgun in their parents’ closet. The parents thought the closet was locked.

      November 13: A young man in southeast Houston died after he and a neighbor were comparing their guns and one gun accidentally discharged.

      Dec 12: A 4-year-old boy in northeast Houston shot himself after climbing on top of his parents’ tall furniture chest and finding a gun kept there for home security. Both parents were home and thought the child was in bed.

      Then there are the situations that might not have ended in death if guns hadn’t been present.
      Yesterday, a 20-year-old man allegedly shot and killed a 30-year-old woman during a road-rage confrontation in far southwest Harris County.

      And on Dec 11, a 17-year-old died after being shot by his neighbor during an argument over sneakers.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Your family get shot or something?

 
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