Palmview homeowner shoots and kills burglar
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:55:09 GMT —
A Palmview homeowner is not facing criminal charges after he reportedly shot and killed a burglar trying to enter his home.
Authorities are not releasing an address but said It all happened inside Palmview city limits around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Palmview police told Action 4 News that a burglar broke a window and was trying to enter the man's home.
The homeowner told police his family was inside the home and that he shot at the burglar.
Paramedics rushed the burglary suspect to a local hospital where he died.
Authorities have ordered an autopsy to see if the burglar died from the gunshot wounds or due to cuts from the broken glass.
Police said the case remains under investigation.
Under Texas state law, homeowners are allowed to use guns to defend their homes.
Authorities held an 11 a.m. press conference about the incident.
Investigators are not releasing the late suspect's name at this time but said his family lives in Reynosa, Tamaulipas.
Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.