Another legal gun owner protected his home with a gun during a home invasion when the intruder shot his dog.
Don’t mess with a guy’s dog, and don’t break into someone’s house, especially in Texas.
Last Wednesday, around 9 a.m., 29-year-old Bruce Wayne Murphy tried to forcibly enter 37-year-old Sean Patrick Suniga’s home. Suniga told police that once inside the house, Murphy shot and wounded the resident’s dog. Suniga said he grabbed his gun and fired back, striking the intruder. Two other people were in the house during the attempted break-in and were not hurt.
The El Paso police said Murphy was in the street yelling for help when they arrived, saying he had been shot.
Even though many people see their pets as family members, you cannot use deadly force to protect them in some states. The response I frequently hear from students in a concealed carry class is that if it were their dog, they’d shoot anyway. I don’t make the laws; I can only tell you how they are written.
I couldn’t find any information about how the dog is doing, but I hope he is home with his family. The crook went to jail, where he is hopefully still sitting.