TX: Bad/Good? Can't tell yet.

TX: Bad/Good? Can't tell yet.

This is a discussion on TX: Bad/Good? Can't tell yet. within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Probably good... BUT We'll need to watch this one... 64 year old lady homeowner discovers strange man at her front door at 9:30pm. Tells him ...

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    TX: Bad/Good? Can't tell yet.

    Probably good... BUT

    We'll need to watch this one...

    64 year old lady homeowner discovers strange man at her front door at 9:30pm. Tells him to leave, tells him she is armed. He continues to try to force entry... She shoots though the door. He is taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

    He was a firefighter from nearby Houston.

    Story here
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose


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    Makes you wonder.
    If she yelled what she said she did, why didn't he identify himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammeow View Post
    Makes you wonder.
    If she yelled what she said she did, why didn't he identify himself.
    "They say he took a taxi home and they believe he was intoxicated when he approached his neighbor's home"

    Probably because the article said he was intoxicated.
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    Sucks for everyone. I see no charges coming from this.
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    Being drunk does not absolve you from the consequences of your actions. Trying to break into a house that is not yours, well that action can have fatal consequences. I doubt the lady is happy the guy died, but she did what she had to do to protect herself.
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    Not sure about Texas but I think its same as here. Attempting to forcibly and unlawfully enter a dwelling is the same justification as if they had actually gained entry. Clear justifiable SD.

    The fact he was a firefighter or even a off duty LEO has zip to do with it. BTK was a city official also. And a serial killer.


    Drunk high doesnt matter. Id wager most home invasions are done by BGs that are on something habitually.
    Justified is determined by what the shooter knows at the time they fired. Not the history, identity, age, or sobriety of the attacker thats shot as found out after the fact.
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    Alcohol involved, all intelligence bets are off.
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    Based on the report, it appears to be a good shoot.

    In my younger days I drank, and drank heavily. I NEVER ended up at the wrong house.
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    Very Sad Event- Houston Firefighter Shot at Neighbors House (Read Entire Story)

    Very sad and i feel for all the parties involved. I doubt (personal opinion) that the woman who did the shooting will be prosecuted Castle Doctrine & she claims to have verbally warned him, that she was armed, twice). It is just a sad set of circumstances

    http://www.click2houston.com/news/wo...-home/25029960
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    Bummer all the way around. I had a guy try to come in my house last June because he was so high and drunk he didn't realize he was at the wrong door. I'm glad I didn't light him up.
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    There is already a thread on this Sorry, didn't catch that in time !
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    She shot through the door w/o seeing the target. Not only is that one of the gun safety rules, but can also (and did in this case) prove to be a fatal error.


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    What is it with these drunken saps, barging into the wrong house?
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    I'm glad I live so far out, no way someone could mistake my house for theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Based on the report, it appears to be a good shoot.

    In my younger days I drank, and drank heavily. I NEVER ended up at the wrong house.
    I heard that! If a person is going to get so drunk they don't know which house is their's they had best be accompanied by a chaperone to keep them out of trouble.
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