Intruder shoots self in scuffle with homeowner

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are looking for two men who forced their way into a West Side home at gunpoint Thursday. One of them has a gunshot wound in his shoulder after accidentally shooting himself, police said.

Officers responded to the home in the 8300 block of Shoal Creek shortly before 10 p.m. They said a 52-year-old woman told them the trouble began after she answered a knock on her door.

“When she opened the door, she initially thought it was a joke because the person was pointing what she thought was a toy gun at her,” said Sandra Pickell, a spokeswoman for SAPD.

But Pickell said the woman quickly realized he was serious. A second armed man came out of hiding and both men forced their way inside the home, she said.

The woman's two sons, 14 and 15 years old, came home in the middle of the incident. The gunmen ordered them to lie on the floor and demanded their valuables.

Police said the woman began struggling with one of the gunmen over a jewelry box and the robber’s gun went off. The intruder suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

Both men ran from the home.

At the home Friday, no one there wanted to talk about the incident on camera. However, one man did point out the apparent direction in which the suspects headed. The path was clearly marked by a trail of blood from the suspect’s shoulder wound.

Police hope it will put them on the trail of the robbers.

“We're hoping that when he seeks medical attention we'll be able to get more information that leads us to the identity of these suspects,” Pickell said.

About the Author

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Recommended Videos