Homeowner Shoots Man Trying to Break Into Car: Fort Worth Police - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Homeowner Shoots Man Trying to Break Into Car: Fort Worth Police

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    1 Arrested, 1 Shot As Men Try to Break Into Car

    Fort Worth police say a homeowner shot one of two men who tried to break into a car in his driveway Monday morning. (Published Monday, Oct. 26, 2015)

    A Fort Worth homeowner shot at two men who tried to break into his car early Monday morning, police say.

    The homeowner saw two men approach his car in his driveway on  the 4300 block of Decatur Avenue at about 3:20 a.m. Fort Worth Police Department spokeswoman Kathryn D. Rowell said the homeowner shot at them — hitting one — when they tried to enter the vehicle.

    Police said the men then ran to a nearby vehicle, where a third person was waiting, and drove away.

    The three people stopped at the QuikTrip in the 2500 block of N.E. 28th Street and went inside, according to Rowell. The clerk saw that one of them had a gunshot wound on his abdomen and called police.

    The gunshot victim was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with injuries that police said were not life threatening.

    Fort Worth police took another man into custody.

    Araceli Montano, the homeowner's mother, told NBC 5 there had been a previous break-in of his work van recently. After the burglary, her son installed two custom locks on the van doors.

    "You have to protect your family," she said. "Because what about if they come in and do something to you? You never know what they’re going to do."

    NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.

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