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Two men break into home before dawn, and one allegedly has a gun. But Texas homeowner is armed, of course — and pulls the trigger.


Cops caught up to one of the suspects at a hospital

Image source: KYTX-TV video screenshot

A homeowner in Nacogdoches, Texas, said two men broke into the homeowner's residence early Monday morning — and that one of the alleged burglars was carrying a pistol, KYTX-TV reported.

But the homeowner was armed as well — and pulled the trigger, the station said.

Sudden change in plans

After the single shot, both men apparently no longer felt welcome and bolted from the home, KYTX noted.

Officers responded to the home invasion report just after 5:30 a.m. — and later responded to a nearby hospital regarding an individual suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm, the station said.

Turns out the patient was the alleged intruder the homeowner shot, KTYX reported.

One suspect arrested

Laquintin Lockhart, 30, was arrested without incident at the hospital Monday afternoon on a charge of aggravated robbery, the station said. Lockhart later was taken to jail, KTYX reported.

Police said the second suspect remains at large and that the department is continuing to investigate.

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