Texas mom shoots burglar who broke into her home while she was there with her children

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By Carina Murphy

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A mom has defended herself and her children by firing a gun at a potential burglar.

According to a statement from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, the unnamed Texas mother was holed up in a bedroom with her kids when she took a shot at the intruder.

Thanks to the woman's fierce defense of her home, the robber was wounded and forced to flee before police even arrived at the scene, the Daily Mail reports.

The sheriff's office detailed the shoot-out in a statement last week, explaining how it all went down on October 25 in Edinburg, Texas.

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Hidalgo County Court House. Credit: Steve Jordan / Alamy

"At approximately 9:13 pm, Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputies and Deputy Constables responded to a Burglary of Habitation in progress on the 5500 block of Nardo Street," the statement read.

The statement went on to explain how - by the time deputies arrived - the would-be burglar had already left, leaving them to get a report from the homeowner. She told them how she and her children had hidden in a bedroom as the intruder entered the property.

Read the full statement here:

"Deputies made contact with the homeowner who advised that a male subject, identified as Carlos Garcia, 36 years of age, had broken into the house through the garage and was trying to get into the bedroom where she and her children had locked themselves," it explains.

It then recounts how the mom not only warned Garcia that she had a weapon - but even used it against him.

"The homeowner warned Garcia that the police had been called and she had a gun. When Garcia refused to leave and continued to try to get into the bedroom, the homeowner shot once through the door," the statement reports, adding: "Garcia fled the house."

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Hidalgo County Detention Center. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

After searching the area, deputies located Garcia a mere 100 yards away in a field, where he was nursing a gunshot wound to his left arm. He was booked into the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center for Burglary of Habitation with Intent.

In a follow-up statement, the Sheriff's Office announced that Garcia was charged with one count of Burglary of Habitation with Intent. His bond was set at $750,000.

Featured Image Credit: Mike Voss / Alamy

Texas mom shoots burglar who broke into her home while she was there with her children

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

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A mom has defended herself and her children by firing a gun at a potential burglar.

According to a statement from the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, the unnamed Texas mother was holed up in a bedroom with her kids when she took a shot at the intruder.

Thanks to the woman's fierce defense of her home, the robber was wounded and forced to flee before police even arrived at the scene, the Daily Mail reports.

The sheriff's office detailed the shoot-out in a statement last week, explaining how it all went down on October 25 in Edinburg, Texas.

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Hidalgo County Court House. Credit: Steve Jordan / Alamy

"At approximately 9:13 pm, Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputies and Deputy Constables responded to a Burglary of Habitation in progress on the 5500 block of Nardo Street," the statement read.

The statement went on to explain how - by the time deputies arrived - the would-be burglar had already left, leaving them to get a report from the homeowner. She told them how she and her children had hidden in a bedroom as the intruder entered the property.

Read the full statement here:

"Deputies made contact with the homeowner who advised that a male subject, identified as Carlos Garcia, 36 years of age, had broken into the house through the garage and was trying to get into the bedroom where she and her children had locked themselves," it explains.

It then recounts how the mom not only warned Garcia that she had a weapon - but even used it against him.

"The homeowner warned Garcia that the police had been called and she had a gun. When Garcia refused to leave and continued to try to get into the bedroom, the homeowner shot once through the door," the statement reports, adding: "Garcia fled the house."

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Hidalgo County Detention Center. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy

After searching the area, deputies located Garcia a mere 100 yards away in a field, where he was nursing a gunshot wound to his left arm. He was booked into the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center for Burglary of Habitation with Intent.

In a follow-up statement, the Sheriff's Office announced that Garcia was charged with one count of Burglary of Habitation with Intent. His bond was set at $750,000.

Featured Image Credit: Mike Voss / Alamy