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Homeowner shoots alleged intruder — then suspect kicks open ambulance door, runs off, and is so combative when cops recapture him that he's injected with sedative

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A Texas homeowner shot a man over the weekend who allegedly tried to break into the homeowner's residence — but when the suspect was getting treatment, he kicked the ambulance door open, ran off, and was soon recaptured by police.

What are the details?

San Antonio homeowners told police that a man was in their yard and was trying to break into their home around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, KABB-TV reported.

One homeowner said he warned the suspect about the possibility of getting shot, the station said.

But after the suspect charged toward the home's back door, authorities told KABB that the homeowner shot the suspect twice.

What happened next?

Police were driving around the 300 block of Wilmot Street when they heard gunshots, after which they conducted a search and found a man in his 40s with gunshot wounds to his right thigh and elbow, the station said.

KABB said officers called for help and began to treat the man in an ambulance — but officials added to the station that the man decided he didn't want treatment, kicked the ambulance door open, and tried to flee.

The station said the man was immediately apprehended and brought back into the ambulance.

But that wasn't the end of the cops' problems.

Police told KABB that the suspect was so combative that he was sedated so medical staff could treat him.

Police are still investigating the incident, the station said, and no other injuries were reported.

Anything else?

Sunday's incident was at least the second time in fewer than three weeks that a San Antonio homeowner was forced to fire a gun at an intruder. In late April, a male broke into a San Antonio home while a mother and her three children were inside. However, the mom had a gun and shot the intruder dead.

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