Off-duty DPS trooper shot during home invasion in Kirby

Shooting occurred just before midnight in 5100 block of Tom Stafford Dr

KIRBY, Texas – An off-duty trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety was shot during a home invasion in Kirby, officials confirmed early Friday morning.

Police with the city of Kirby were the first to respond to the scene just before midnight Thursday in the 5100 block of Tom Stafford Drive not far from Binz-Engleman Road.

According to information provided by DPS, the trooper was investigating an intruder in his backyard when he was attacked by a man who tried to force his way into the residence.

During the struggle the trooper's firearm discharged and the round was stopped by a protective vest he was wearing, the DPS said. 

DPS said the male suspect fled on foot following the shooting.

According to the Kirby Police Department, the trooper suffered a non life-threatening wound and was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

The Texas Rangers are investigating and are being assisted by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, the San Antonio Police Department and the Kirby Police Department. 

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