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Officials identify intruder shot after argument with girlfriend, breaking into home

An intruder shot last week by a resident after breaking into a home has been identified as a Fort Worth teen, according to jail records and police.

Police identified the suspect as Fabian Luis Tovar, 18, of Fort Worth.

Tovar was wounded Thursday after breaking into a home in north Fort Worth and then fighting with residents, police said. He was taken to a hospital, treated and booked into jail.

Tovar was in the Tarrant County Jail Monday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Police responded to a burglary in progress call about 2:35 a.m. Thursday in the 3400 block of Schwartz Avenue.

Investigators determined that a man broke into the home, fought with a resident and then ran away. This happened after the intruder had an argument with his girlfriend, police said.

The intruder returned to the residence a second time and was shot when he tried to fight residents again, police said.

The wounded intruder fled the scene, but police found him a short time later.

No charges are expected to filed against the residents, police said.

Tovar was jailed after the shooting just days after he was sentenced to 30 days on charges of assault and resisting arrest, according to Tarrant County criminal court records.

The assault and resisting arrest occurred in March in Fort Worth, according to records.

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