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Homeowner Shoots Burglar During Home Invasion: Police

The homeowner told police he feared for his family's safety when he fired his gun



    A homeowner shot a burglar during a home invasion Sunday morning according to Dallas Police.

    Police said officers were called to a home in the 2500 block of Eastern Oaks Drive at around 10:30 a.m. for a burglary in progress.

    At home with his wife and 1-year-old son, Juan Oliva says he was in his bedroom when he heard a knock on his door.

    "I saw a man running towards the door and heard a thud on the door and ran for the gun," said Oliva.

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    Oliva says two men broke down the door and as the first intruder came into the house, he shot him in the shoulder. 

    "[My wife] was so nervous  she couldn't make the phone call, I was here with the guy and she was in there with the phone and she dropped it because she was so nervous and I said 'hurry because I think this guy is dying,'" Oliva said.

    Police said 19-year-old Joshua Richmond was taken into custody and transported to Baylor Hospital for treatment.

    The car police say Richmond was driving was impounded and police are still looking for the other burglar who ran away. Oliva says he wasn't able to get a good look at him because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

    Sunday night, Oliva was having a new door frame installed as well as bars on the window. "I'm going to put more protection on the door and protections in the house," he said.