A north side man will not face charges after he shot a man who was smashing the windshield of his car in the driveway of his home, 1200 WOAI news reports.
Police say the homeowner, who is in his fifties, looked out the window of his house in the 1400 block of Thorain, which is near Basse and Blanco after he heard the sound of glass breaking. It happened about 1:30 this morning.
He saw a man smashing the windshield, grabbed a gun, and opened fire, striking the vandal in the chest.
The vandal, who turned out to be the gunman’s stepson, tried to run but collapsed a block away.
Doctors are trying to keep the man alive. Police say the man was defending his property under the state’s ‘Castle Doctrine’ law and will not be charged.