Homeowner shoots man trying break into house with pickax, police say

Officers called around 1 a.m. to 100 block of Arlington Court

SAN ANTONIO – A homeowner on the city’s South Side shot a man who was attempting to break into his home early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called around 1 a.m. to the home in the 100 block of Arlington Court, not far from South Presa Street after receiving word of burglary.

According to police, the homeowner, a 24-year-old man, fired gunshots shots at the intruder while he tried to force his way inside through a side window using a pickax.

Police said the intruder, a 22-year-old man, was hit multiple times but was able to run to a nearby fire station for help.

The wounded man was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He will be charged for the offense by proxy, police said.


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