Man Shoots Ex-Roommate After He Breaks into House

Man Shoots Ex-Roommate After He Breaks into House.

A little after 4:00 AM on April 20, 2020, a Corpus Christi, TX man stumbled out of a home with at least one gunshot wound. He went to a neighboring home and got the residents there to call 911 for him.

Police detained the man who fired the shots but soon learned that he was the homeowner. The gunshot victim had broken into the house. The two knew each other. The victim used to live in the house but had not lived there for several months.

The homeowner told police that the man was not invited into the home and that he was awakened to find this man in his house. He further told police that he was there trying to steal his Social Security check.

“The resident and the person who got shot do know each other. At one point the man was living there but it’s been several months since he’s lived here.” said Lieutenant Michael Wertanen. via KRIS 6 NEWS

While police said it doesn’t look like the homeowner will be charged since he was defending his home this one ultimately could go either way depending on the mood of the prosecutor.

If he is charged, it could very well be on the strength of his own statement to police that the man was there to steal his Social Security check. Yes, this is Texas and he did break into the home. Or did he? This is a bit unclear. Did he still have a key? Breaking into a home means breaking something to get in. If he had a key it would be simple trespassing. But by the homeowner’s own admission he was not there to hurt him, only to steal his check. There was no mention that the man breaking in had a weapon.

Without a weapon, was he a legitimate deadly force threat? Again, this is Texas but generally speaking, someone breaking into your home does not automatically give you the right to shoot them. Your actions still must be reasonable considering all the circumstances surrounding the incident. Know the law in your area and always speak to an attorney before giving a detailed statement to the police.

No Code Needed
J P Enterprises - Ar-15 Reduced Power Spring Kit

J P Enterprises – Ar-15 Reduced Power Spring Kit

Reduced-power springs provide a 3.5 pound trigger pull when used with J.P. triggers, and a pull of 4.5 to 5 pounds when used with standard trigger components.

No Code Needed

MCM Triggers – AR-15 Tactical BLK Trigger Single Stage 3.5lbs

This Brownells AR-15 Tactical Black Trigger features a flat trigger bow that enhances leverage and gives shooters more control over their trigger press.

$289.99 (Reg. $379.99)
No Code Needed
Smith & Wesson M&p Shield 9mm

Smith & Wesson M&p Shield 9mm

Smith & Wesson’s new M&P SHIELD™ is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol.  Available in 9mm, the new M&P SHIELD features a slim design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the M&P Pistol Series. From the pistol’s easily concealed one-inch profile to its optimized 18-degree grip angle, the M&P SHIELD offers professional-grade features that provide consumers with simple operation and reliable performance.

Previous articleKnife Attacker Shot Dead After Stabbing 4 Women, Killing 3 at a Gas Station
Next articleCoughing In Convenience Store Parking Lot Leads To Gunfire [VIDEO]
Mark Ehlen is a USCCA certified firearms instructor, a MN DNR Firearms Safety instructor, high school trap shooting coach and a writer. As one of his uncles ran Federal Cartridge Corp for many years and his father retired from there, firearms and ammo are second nature to him. His firearms instruction is aimed at helping new shooters have a positive experience as well as understanding the practical and legal side of concealed carry. Mark can be reached at Marksmanship Firearms Training.
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments