Monday, June 8, 2009

Car Owner Fatally Shoots Burglar

Texas Justice at it's finest.

Car Owner Has Concealed Handgun License

POSTED: Monday, June 8, 2009
UPDATED: 11:31 am CDT June 8, 2009

HOUSTON -- A car owner fatally shot a man who was breaking into his car, police told KPRC Local 2.

Houston police said the car owner physically removed Darryl Milton Franklin from his car in the 1100 block of Langwick Drive on Saturday morning.

The car owner told Franklin to leave before he called police.

Investigators said Franklin left but tried to break into several other vehicles into the area. He tried to carjack a resident at the apartment complex, police said.

The first car owner called police and approached Franklin again, investigators said.

Franklin jumped on the car owner and the two got into a struggle, detectives said. The car owner's wife hit Franklin several times to try to get him off her husband.

The car owner, who has a concealed handgun license, pulled out a gun and shot Franklin in the chest, police said.

Detectives said the car owner and his wife called for medical assistance.

The case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

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