SAPD: 14-year-old shot by homeowner while attempting to burglarize home

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating an early-morning burglary attempt that ended with a teenager shot in the stomach.

The shooting was called in around 2:30 a.m. at a fire station in the 7000 block of Culebra Road. 

According to preliminary information provided by police, a couple was awoken by noises and flashlights through windows of the home where they were sleeping in the  7300 block of Westville Road. 

The homeowner grabbed his firearm and confronted the suspect and fired his weapon, but he wasn't sure if he had hit any of the suspects, police said. The teenager and other individuals all ran after shots rang out, according to police.

According to police, the teenage boy was driven to the fire station several minutes later by his father after he woke up and learned of the boy's wound.

Authorities said they believe the 14-year-old and others went to the house not expecting anyone to be there when he was shot. He was taken from the fire station to University Hospital in stable condition.

Police said they will file charges against the teen. The homeowner is not facing charges at this time, police said.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department and EMS crews all answered the call.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.

Max Massey is the GMSA weekend anchor and a general assignments reporter. Max has been live at some of the biggest national stories out of Texas in recent years, including the Sutherland Springs shooting, Hurricane Harvey and the manhunt for the Austin bomber. Outside of work, Max follows politics and sports, especially Penn State, his alma mater.