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] Texas law allows residents to use deadly force
Stone Oak homeowner shoots 2 suspected car burglars:
SAN ANTONIO -
What does Texas law allow when it comes to protecting what is yours?
That question was presented by KSAT 12 News to Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed hours after a 25-year-old homeowner in Stone Oak shot two suspected car burglars, killing one of them, when he caught them breaking into his car around 2 a.m. in the 600 block of Lightstone Drive.
The homeowner told police one of the men was in a getaway car while the other was in the man's vehicle. The man in the getaway car died at the scene.
As of late Tuesday afternoon, no one in the case had been charged. Police say they do not expect the homeowner to face charges.
"You can use deadly force to protect your property in relation to burglary, in relation to theft at nighttime, and when you feel that's the only method you have of protection," said Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed.