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Texas Woman Fatally Shoots Home Intruder: "That's Just Texas," Says Neighbor


In yet another case of defensive gun use thwarting criminal activity a 60-year old Texas woman shot two intruders trying to enter her home, one of them fatally.

When two armed assailants entered the home of a 60-year old woman in Katy, Texas, they got more than they bargained for. The intruders fled the home after being shot by the woman, one of them fatally.

On July 31, two men armed themselves with handguns and entered the woman's home at around 11:30 through an open garage door. The woman confronted the intruders with her own handgun and began firing several shots at them, causing them to flee the house, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

One man escaped by jumping a fence but his partner in crime didn't make it past the woman's front yard, where he collapsed and died. Sheriff's deputies found a handgun near his body.

The woman gave a statement to the deputies and said that she didn't know the men. She also relayed that the intruder who got away was around 20 years old, wore dark clothing with red underwear showing.

"It's the state of Texas, if you're going to go into someone's home, you're going to get shot," said neighbor Cathy Hanks. "That's really how we are. That's just Texas."

Hundreds of thousands of instances of defensive gun use occur every year, where crime is thwarted by law abiding citizens using firearms. This is just one more case where a good guy - or good woman - with a gun stopped a crime.

Never give up fighting for your right to self defense. Viva la Second Amendment!

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Texas Woman Fatally Shoots Home Intruder: "That's Just Texas," Says Neighbor