A north San Antonio homeowner said he was forced to open fire on a teen he caught breaking into his pickup truck early Tuesday morning.
The homeowner, who lives in the 1600 block of Hawks Tree Lane off Blanco Road, said he heard a noise outside around 6 a.m. and saw the teen.
Police said the teen saw the homeowner and jumped into a dark-colored SUV that sped away from the home, but went down a dead-end street.
The homeowner realized the SUV was headed into a dead end and grabbed his gun, police said. He then fired at the SUV which had turned around and was headed back toward the homeowner.
Police said the SUV fled, but officers located what appeared to be the suspect's vehicle around 8 a.m. at the Churchill Estates Townhomes on Churchill Estates Boulevard near Blanco Road. Police took two teenagers into custody, but had not announced any official charges.
SAPD investigators said the burglar broke into the pickup truck's toolbox and used a sledgehammer to break a window.
Officers also located some items from the pickup truck on the street, but did not give an official estimate on damages or stolen items. The homeowner was not expected to face charges.