Teen shoots Teen in Fort Worth, Texas Break-in

Teen shoots Teen in Fort Worth, Texas Break-in

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    Teen shoots Teen in Fort Worth, Texas Break-in

    Teen fatally shoots another boy during Fort Worth break-in

    06:47 AM CDT on Thursday, May 29, 2008
    By SCOTT GOLDSTEIN / The Dallas Morning News

    One teenage boy fatally shot another boy who police say was breaking into his South Fort Worth home Wednesday evening.

    Armed with a knife, the boy who was shot broke into the home in the 800 block of Buffalo Springs Drive about 5:30 p.m., said Fort Worth police spokesman Lt. Paul Henderson. The boys got into a fight, during which the resident was cut, Lt. Henderson said.

    The resident broke free, grabbed his father's handgun and fired several times, killing the other boy, police said.

    The boy who was cut was taken to Cook Children's Medical Center and was in stable condition. Lt. Henderson said that it was unclear whether the boys knew each other, and that charges against the boy are not likely.

    Names of the two boys were not released Wednesday night.
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    Good on the teen for protecting his home. Too bad for somebody so young to have to take a life. Hope the kid recovers both physically and mentally.
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    Since the shooter received some stab wounds; maybe he'll be able to understand there was no other recourse.
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    Good for him protecting himself. But in his ability to access the pistol it leads me to ask how he got it? Didn't his Dad have it secured, or is this one of the kids who is mature and responsible enough at that young age to now the combo to the safe, trigger lock, etc?

    I just hope the friggin courts don't try to volly this one as they tend to do. I can see the DA coming up with some crap that because the handgun was so accessible that there was a safety issue, blah, blah...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    I just hope the friggin courts don't try to volly this one as they tend to do. I can see the DA coming up with some crap that because the handgun was so accessible that there was a safety issue, blah, blah...
    I can see it aswell. Hopefully the other teens parents don't try to sue.

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    The Texas law makes it a crime when a child gains access to a firearm because an adult fails to secure a readily dischargeable firearm or left the firearm in a place to which the person knew or should have known that a child would gain access.

    * The penalty is a misdemeanor.
    * Child is defined as anyone under the age of 17.


    It did not report the age of the teen. I think this could be argued even if 16 or less since it was used in self defense.

    The new laws in Texas protect against civil suits if the shooting is justified under criminal law. This seems clearly justifiable.
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    I believe this would be exempt under PC 46.13 section c as in lawful defense by the child of people or property. So there should be nothing brought against the owners of the home for the childs access to the firearm.

    I too hope that the child is able to get over this trauma and get on with his life.

    (c) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the child's access to the firearm:
    (1) was supervised by a person older than 18 years of age and was for hunting, sporting, or other lawful purposes;
    (2) consisted of lawful defense by the child of people or property;
    (3) was gained by entering property in violation of
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    (4) occurred during a time when the actor was engaged in an agricultural enterprise.
    (d) Except as provided by Subsection (e), an offense under
    this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    I believe this would be exempt under PC 46.13 section c as in lawful defense by the child of people or property. So there should be nothing brought against the owners of the home for the childs access to the firearm.

    I too hope that the child is able to get over this trauma and get on with his life.

    (c) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the child's access to the firearm:
    (1) was supervised by a person older than 18 years of age and was for hunting, sporting, or other lawful purposes;
    (2) consisted of lawful defense by the child of people or property;
    (3) was gained by entering property in violation of
    this code; or
    (4) occurred during a time when the actor was engaged in an agricultural enterprise.
    (d) Except as provided by Subsection (e), an offense under
    this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

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    The story has changed now. Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that it appears the two were friends and were eating popcorn together before something happened and they began fighting.

    Link: 13-year-old fatally shot, other Fort Worth teen stabbed | Fort Worth | Star-Telegram.com
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    He was good to go after the FIRST stab...
    Hope the young victim fully recovers physically and mentally...
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    A 6 ft 300 pound 14 year old that won't return an Ipod is stabbed 20 times with a steak knife by a 13 year old that was not supposed to be inside the 14yo's house. The 14 year old fatally shoots the 13 year old in defense.

    I wonder what the size of the 13yo was?

    Ipods are pretty cheap nowadays.
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