The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office reported the shooting of an intruder in the home of a woman hiding with her children on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
The homeowner said that the man had forcibly entered through the garage and was attempting to enter the room in which she had sequestered herself with her children. She warned the man that she had a firearm and was also able to contact the police. As the man continued attempting to enter the room, the woman shot through the door and wounded the man, who then fled.
The intruder was found outside the home approximately one hundred yards away. He received treatment at a local hospital and was then charged with “burglary of habitation with intent.”
In this case, the homeowner retreated and hid with her children and called the police. She notified the attacker that she had a firearm, yet he chose to continue his attack despite her warning. The homeowner clearly made reasonable attempts to avoid using her firearm.