SAN ANTONIO- San Antonio police are investigating a shooting on the city's far northwest side where they say a man was shot just moments after forcing his way into a home.
It happened shortly after two thirty Sunday afternoon on the 8000 block of Hausman Road.
Witnesses told police a 21-year old man was visiting with two others at the nearby Madera Apartments when he suddenly took off running to an elderly couple’s house next door.
According to police the man exchanged words with the woman in the yard and then she ran inside to let her husband know about the incident. That’s when the man forced his way inside.
Sergeant Steven Lovelady said, “The suspect lunged towards him and to defend himself the 69-year old man shot the 21-year old suspect”.
The suspect was hit three times in the chest. He was taken to University Hospital in grave condition. He faces burglary assault charges.
Officers say the elderly man was roughed up a bit during a scuffle with the suspect, but both he and his wife are otherwise okay.