A veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps defended his property from an intruder Monday by shooting him with his shotgun. Three weeks prior to this incident, his house was burglarized and several valuables were taken.
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The veteran, Dan Reynolds, told KPRC Local 2 a rock was thrown through his bedroom window around 12:30 PM Monday when he grabbed his 12-gauge shotgun and investigated what was happening. He said he saw a man in a hooded sweatshirt.
“He’s not robbing me. He didn’t say anything. I didn’t say anything. I shot him and he fell back out the window and ran away.”
Reynolds added that he shot the suspect right in the chest before he got away. The suspect is still at large.
The incident happened on the 4200 block of Barossa Valley Lane and South Vineyard Lane in Katy, Texas, about a half hour west of downtown Houston.
Reynolds told KPRC his house was burglarized three weeks ago while he was not home and several things were taken, including “laptops, tablets, stereo, phones, IPods, [and] a TV.” He says he doesn’t have any remorse about what happened and had a pistol in the event he ran out of shotgun shells.
“Some people protect their homes. And if you come by and want to rob people, that’s what you get. He probably won’t come back, but if he does, we’ll handle that then.”
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