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Homeowner: Intruder scaled fence after midnight, tried to break in. Also homeowner: So I introduced him to my gun.


Suspect was shot once in each leg

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Some folks just can't seem to get it through their heads that there's an armed populace in America, and when gun owners are threatened, they're more than willing to pull the trigger.

Yet another case in point occurred over the weekend in the Lone Star State.

You see, a Houston homeowner told authorities he heard an individual scaling his six-foot fence at his residence on West Mount Houston Road around 1:45 a.m. Sunday, KTRK-TV reported.

With that, Harris County Sheriff's deputies said the homeowner grabbed a gun, the station added.

What happened next?

When the homeowner said he heard the intruder trying to break in, he opened fire, KTRK reported.

The suspect was shot once in each leg and is expected to survive, the station said — all thanks to the quick thinking of one law enforcement official.

Capt. John Shannon told KTRK that "Deputy Salgado put a tourniquet onto his legs" after which the suspect was taken to Northwest Memorial Hospital.

What happened to the homeowner?

The station said that deputies were speaking with the homeowner but that the investigation into any possible charges is pending..

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