Another Burgular shot in Houston/Harris County

Another Burgular shot in Houston/Harris County

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    Another Burgular shot in Houston/Harris County

    Another burgular was shot & killed overnight here in the Houston area. This one is much cleaner than the Horn case.

    Heres the story link:
    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5378504.html

    Here's the story:
    A southwest Harris County homeowner shot and killed a man he discovered climbing into a window of his house at about 2:15 a.m. today, investigators said.

    Steven Dunbar, 44, died in the window of the home in the 3400 block of Cascadia, Harris County sheriff's homicide Det. Rolf Nelson said.

    Nelson declined to name the homeowner but said the man, 32, was asleep in the house with his wife, a son, 6, and an infant daughter when he heard a loud noise.

    "The homeowner says he heard a loud noise, possibly a gunshot, that startled him out of bed," Nelson said. "As he got up, he said he heard another loud noise and he said the house was shaking."

    The man had retrieved a pistol he keeps and was on his way to investigate the noises when he heard glass breaking in a bedroom.

    "When he entered that bedroom, he said he saw a burglar coming through a broken window," Nelson said. "He shot several times and struck the burglar several times, killing him at the scene."

    Exactly what Dunbar was trying to do and why there was so much noise before the homeowner discovered Dunbar remains unclear, Nelson said.

    Deputies found a back screen door on the back of the house torn from its hinges, which could account for the shaking feeling the homeowner said he noticed after he awoke, Nelson said.

    "He's got a pretty extensive criminal record of felonies over the last 13 years," Nelson said of Dunbar. "He has at least 12 arrests for felonies and a half dozen convictions. We don't know if he was intent on some other crime or if it was a burglary for something he could turn into money."

    The area around the shooting scene was taped off by deputies at about 3 a.m. today and the homeowner was not available for comment.

    The home is in the Forest View subdivision near the intersection of FM 1093 and Addicks-Clodine.

    While the investigation continued late this morning, Nelson declined to say exactly how many times Dunbar was shot and where the bullets hit him.

    No charges have been filed against the homeowner and the case is expected to be referred to a Harris County grand jury for review, Nelson said.

    If the shooting occurred as the homeowner described it, Texas law allowing people to defend their homes from intruders likely will preclude charges being filed. Today's home-invasion fatality appears more clear-cut than that involving Pasadena resident Joe Horn, who shot two men allegedly trying to burglarize his neighbor's home last month.
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    No doubt that, if the homeowner is telling the truth, this is a clean shoot. Good for the homeowner, bad for the BG...just how I like it.
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    Getting a little close to home here! I drive right past that neighborhood when I go to the mall.
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    Thanks for the post, good info for law abiding citizens, bad news for bad guys.

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    This has nothing compared to the "Horn" situation


    but in this story I read
    As he got up, he said he heard another loud noise and he said the house was shaking
    ????

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    Close to home...This was in my old patrol area.
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    The Harris county gene pool is cleaner.

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    Another robbery gone good!!!
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig 210 View Post
    The Harris county gene pool is cleaner.
    Yeah, true but it's still a whole lot dirtier than it was 20, 10, 5 or even 2 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldTXCop View Post
    "He's got a pretty extensive criminal record of felonies over the last 13 years," Nelson said of Dunbar. "He has at least 12 arrests for felonies and a half dozen convictions. We don't know if he was intent on some other crime or if it was a burglary for something he could turn into money."
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    And pray tell why was this POS allowed to run loose on society. Another reason we have to do what we do to protect those we love.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldTXCop View Post
    "No charges have been filed against the homeowner and the case is expected to be referred to a Harris County grand jury for review, Nelson said.:
    Should say "case is expected to be referred to a Harris county grand jury for medal ceremony."
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    Excellent work with getting rid of a dirt bag.
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    Another one bites the dust,
    Another one bites the dust.
    And another one's gone,
    And another one's gone,
    Another one bites the dust.
    Hey Hey!!

    Crawling thru a window in the middle of the night and the home owner shot him to death. Probably should have offered him milk and cookies, huh? Slime bag had 12 felonies in the past 13 years. Wonder what he is doing living out of his cell. Need to take the home owner to the local sporting goods store and get him a box of ammo. Or maybe a case, knowing he save soooooooo much money for the local government with all the money thrown away to house and feed this hammerhead. Gene pool is a little bit cleaner now.
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    Another one just in...

    Harris County homeowner 1

    Steven Dunbar 0

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    Seems like the homeowner was able to do what the Criminal Justice System couldn't accomplish... keep this dirt bag from hurting anyone else! Good job!
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    if i lived in a surrounding county to Harris i'd be real piS**d off....at this rate the BG are going to relocate to my county for there own health.

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