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15yr Old Shoots Would Be Burglars

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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HOUSTON - The teenage son of a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy shot a home intruder Tuesday afternoon in the 2600 block of Royal Place in northwest Harris County, deputies said.

The 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister had been home alone in the Mount Royal Village subdivision when around 2:30 p.m. a pair of burglars tried the front and back doors, then broke a back window.

The teenager grabbed his father's assault rifle and knew what to do with it.

"We don't try to hide things from our children in law enforcement," Lt. Jeffrey Stauber said. "That young boy was protecting his sister. He was in fear for his life and her life."

The home invaders fled, leaving a trail of blood.

Shortly afterwards, two suspects showed up at Tomball hospital. One was an adult and was hit at least three times. Lifeflight flew him to Memorial Hermann hospital in the Medical Center. The second suspect, a juvenile, was taken back to the crime scene, authorities said.

Neighbors said burglars had recently struck the two houses next door, including the deputy's home.

"They stole everything -- what they have inside. They already did it one time," Rafael Cortez said. Source here. 

Thoughts?

 

 

by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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Jack_Squat
by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Good for the kid. My daughter is only 10 & would react the same way.
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TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

 

Quoting Jack_Squat:

Good for the kid. My daughter is only 10 & would react the same way.

 Your 10 yr old has access to weapons?

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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These are the kinds of stories we need to hear about in the media instead of glorifying the criminals!

randi1978
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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They were breaking into a home.  Kid was in the right.  He had no idea what they were there for and it would have been stupid to hang around and wait to find out.  For all he knew, they'd kill him and violate his little sis before stripping the home.  The would be burglars should thank their lucky stars they got out of there alive. 

Susan0805
by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM
Good.... Im glad the kids were safe!
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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM


Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 

Quoting Jack_Squat:

Good for the kid. My daughter is only 10 & would react the same way.

 Your 10 yr old has access to weapons?

I had my own gun under my bed by 13.

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:56 PM

 

Quoting Woodbabe:

These are the kinds of stories we need to hear about in the media instead of glorifying the criminals!

 I couldn't agree more, but MSM won't even pick this story up. You don't see these stories make national news.

skyelyns_mommie
by Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Smart kid
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DivingDiva
by Gold Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I can't help but wonder what kind of impact this will have on the kid.  Killing a person isn't like stepping on a spider, even if the person in question was in the process of doing something wrong.  It tends to leave a large imprint on one's psyche.  

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jan. 2, 2013 at 1:58 PM

 

Quoting Woodbabe:


Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 

Quoting Jack_Squat:

Good for the kid. My daughter is only 10 & would react the same way.

 Your 10 yr old has access to weapons?

I had my own gun under my bed by 13.

  I'm sure it depends on maturity level, but I'm pretty sure when my oldest is 10 the only gun she will have access to will be her nerf gun.

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