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Texas Homeowner Guns Down Teen Burglar

"Three youngsters rang the doorbell and then ran to the back of the home..."

Three youngsters in the Dallas Fort Worth area learned to their sorrow that trying to pull a fast one by stealing from the town's residents can be a fatal idea. In fact, one of them died in the attempt. According to KDFW Fox 4 Dallas Fort-Worth's report on the subject:

Three youngsters rang the doorbell and then ran to the back of the home, prompting the homeowner to call 911.

The trio then allegedly kicked in the back door and entered the home, where the unidentified resident opened fire, killing 14-year-old Luis Avila.[...]

Neighbors said they saw a couple of kids who looked like they were up to no good running from the house. They also heard five gunshots, a pause and then three more shots.

KDFW also has a video report on the incident.

The homeowner in question is a man named Lee Cobbler, according to this report from KENS 5 San Antonio's video report, linked below:

No charges have been filed, though the case will reportedly be reviewed by a grand jury, according to the AP.

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