Homeowner fights off burglary suspect during break-in, takes his gun, police say

Officers received a call for a burglary just after 8 a.m. in 4000 block of Adair Bluff

A homeowner suffered minor injuries after he struggled with a burglary suspect for his gun during a break-in inside his Southeast Side home, San Antonio police said.
A homeowner suffered minor injuries after he struggled with a burglary suspect for his gun during a break-in inside his Southeast Side home, San Antonio police said.

SAN ANTONIO – A homeowner suffered minor injuries after he struggled with a burglary suspect for his gun during a break-in inside his Southeast Side home, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called just after 8 a.m. to a home in the 4000 block of Adair Bluff, not far from Southeast Military Drive and South W.W. White Road after receiving word of both a vehicle crash and multiple break-ins in the area.

According to police, a man in his late 20s or early 30s was breaking into several homes when he broke into a home with an elderly man still asleep inside.

Police said the homeowner got into a fight with the suspect after he was woken up by the break-in. That’s when, police say, the homeowner was able to grab the suspect’s gun and fire several gunshots.

SAPD said the suspect was not hit by the gunfire and ran from the area, where he was eventually caught by officers on Harcourt Avenue.

The homeowner suffered minor injuries to the head was taken by EMS to a nearby hospital. He is expected to recover.

SAPD did not say how many homes the suspect successfully broke into, or say what charges the man now faces.

His empty vehicle was also found crashed near South W.W. White Road, police said.


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