Pharr homeowner shoots intruder
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:33:23 GMT —
Authorities are investigating a late Tuesday night shooting where a Pharr homeowner shot a man who broke into his home.
It all happened at a home on the 900 block of East Marion Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators told Action 4 News that a burglar broke into a couple's home.
Pharr police said that the homeowner's wife entered a room when the burglar confronted her.
The woman called out for her husband who came armed with a handgun.
The homeowner followed the suspect outside and shot at the burglary suspect.
Bullets from the gun hit the burglary suspect's left shoulder and right leg.
Paramedics rushed the burglary suspect to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators identified the burglary suspect at 55-year-old Jaime Rendon.
Pharr police questioned the couple and released them but the case remains under investigation.
Under a Texas state law known as the "Castle Law," homeowners have the right to shoot intruders in their homes.