A woman in San Antonio was awakened in the afternoon hours to the sound of someone breaking into her home through a bedroom window. As she reached for her gun and took the aim, the home intruder fell where he stood when she put at least one bullet in him and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Even though the fatal daytime home invasion was truly shocking, cops where even horrified by what they found in the intruder’s car.
When officers arrived, the 7-year-old son of the suspect was detained by police.
“We’re gonna get help for him,” Police Chief William McManus told the San Antonio Express-News.
The homeowner was not charged with killing the intruder.
Many readers expressed sympathy for the child, but applauded the homeowner for doing what she needed to do to protect herself.
“The thieving b*stard got just what he deserved,” one person commented on Facebook. “But I do feel bad for the little kid. that lady protected herself from who knows what that bastard would have done to her.”
“How sorry can you be to go on a crime spree and take your 7yo child with you!” another wrote. “Sorry pos got what he deserved but that poor kid.”
“Glad the woman was able to protect herself,” added another. “Great job. Maybe the child will have a better chance now growing up.”
Other readers pointed to the story as what they perceive to be a result of a particular climate of violence in the U.S. that is seemingly getting worse.
“This is one of many reasons why America is heading to obliteration,” wrote one reader. “Respect starts inside the home. When parents are incapable of raising proper children, this is the result. Children having children, parents who let the internet, Xbox, and Nintendo teach morals instead of the Bible.
America has never seen this level of violence, this level of absent parenting, this level of hopelessness, helplessness, or this incredible out of control population! It’s going to get worse!”
In a similar incident in San Antonio just weeks earlier, a woman shot at an intruder and was able to scare him away without hitting him.
“She shot through the window,” Sgt. Michael Oliva told News 4. “She was probably trying to scare him.
We checked and there’s no evidence that he was shot.”
The man who fled the scene was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s. He attempted to break into the home through the back kitchen door.