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October 22nd, 2009
Another resident shoots another intruder


San Marcos police are investigating a break-in at a home on Oscar Smith Drive in San Marcos Wednesday night that resulted in an intruder being shot by a resident of the home.

According to officials, police responded to a call of someone trying to break into a home in the 700 block of Oscar Smith Drive. Three residents were inside when a man forced his way into the home through a back door.

The suspect was armed with a BB gun resembling a real pistol. One of the residents fired numerous shots from a handgun, striking the intruder. The man fled on foot.

Shortly after the 9:50 p.m. incident, a man arrived at Central Texas Medical Center with several gunshot wounds. He received primary treatment at the Central Texas Medical Center Emergency Room and was transferred to the University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin. He was reported to be in stable condition Thursday morning.

Police are not releasing the names of any persons involved in the incident and continue their investigation.

Less than a day earlier, late Oct. 20, police arrested two men they say forced their way into a home in the University Heights Apartments, 1610 N. Interstate 35. In an ensuing struggle, the intruders shot one of the residents who survived serious injuries after being transported to an Austin hospital. Michael Wilson, 23, and Justin Pickaree, 19, both of the San Antonio area, are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest.

On Sept. 3, two Luling teenagers were killed and a third seriously injured when they were shot by a resident of the Chestnut Street home they tried to rob. A fourth suspect, 17-year-old Frank Castro of Luling, was caught at the scene and charged with aggravated robbery.

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One thought on “Another resident shoots another intruder

  1. Boy. These San Marcos crooks will never learn. Another genius home invader with a BB gun gets outgunned by a resident that refused to be a victim.

    Thank goodness homeowners are still allowed to keep weapons to protect themselves.

    I wonder if the economy is driving this rash of home invasions…
    No matter, as long as crooks are willing to roll the dice with our lives, they may be unlucky and lose their own. Seems like their luck around here is starting to run out.

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