Fort Worth

Homeowner shoots and kills burglary suspect, police say

A blurred police car is in the background behind yellow crime scene tape.
A blurred police car is in the background behind yellow crime scene tape. Getty Images/iStockphoto

A homeowner shot and killed an alleged burglary suspect after he caught him trying to break into his house, according to police.

Police were called to a residence in the 10800 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard in far west Fort Worth about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, a police call log showed. The homeowner had the suspect pinned down and was holding a gun on him, the call log stated.

The suspect reportedly died after the homeowner shot him, police said.

The suspect broke down the family’s front door and got into a scuffle with the homeowner, according to a story from WFAA. The homeowner, a father, got a gun and shot him, the WFAA story said.

During the scuffle, the suspect stabbed the homeowner, according to a story from Fox 4 News.

The father was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to emergency medical personnel.

The father was trying to protect his wife and three children, a CBS11 News story said. A 911 call taker listened as the intruder made threats and thrashed around inside the house, the CBS story said.

Police have not identified the intruder.

Fort Worth Police and the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office are looking for these 10 fugitives. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 817-469-8477.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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