Teen fatally shoots burglary suspect in grandma’s Baytown home
BAYTOWN, Texas – One burglary suspect was killed and another was listed in critical condition after a teen watching over his grandmother’s Baytown home opened fire on them, police said.The house had been broken into previously - so the teenager was asked to house-sit to keep it safe. He heard someone break in, and went to confront the intruders. They didn't think that a teenager would have the courage to pull the trigger - they were wrong. They had already robbed a house earlier that day and were continuing to break into houses, and he stopped one robbery and prevented countless further invasions.
The shooting happened in the 800 block of Brentwood Drive, according to the Baytown Police Department.
Now, any bets on what would have happened had that young man not had a firearm? He's outnumbered by two people who have already shown a disregard for the law. Maybe they would have ignored him; maybe they would have roughed him up. In any case, I'm glad the story played out this way - although that poor young man is going to have to live with the knowledge he took a life from here on in. He had little choice, but that can't make it any easier.
It's a heck of a lot better than most of the other ways it could have gone...
Dead Goblin Count: 430
That is all.