Police: Teens Killed While Trying To Rob Home

Police in Texas say a group of teenagers were trying to break into a home when a resident opened fire and killed two of the youths.

San Marcos Police Chief Howard Williams says the shootings happened shortly before 2 a.m. Friday. He says two 16-year-olds died and a third teenager was seriously wounded. Another teen was unharmed and arrested in the shootings that were about 30 miles south of Austin.

Authorities declined to release the teenagers' identities but say the two killed were from Luling, about 20 miles from San Marcos.

Williams says police responded to a call of a home invasion and shots fired.

Authorities say the three people who were home at the time were not injured.

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  • by Terry Location: Greenville on Sep 7, 2009 at 06:19 PM
    We need to have the law change so that we can protect property with lethal force. If the robbers are leaving with your property and you shoot, you can face murder charges. Now,they have to be shot coming in with intent to do bodily harm. The law as written gives the edge to the criminals.
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Sep 7, 2009 at 01:57 PM
  • by McArthur Park on Sep 6, 2009 at 11:25 AM
    This is truly a tragedy, however, the good guys won on this one. I fear that the same sort of thing is going to happen in this area if the thugs keep breaking into peoples' houses around here. Once again, it is better for the thugs to get hurt than the citizenry under attack.
  • by charlie Location: greenville on Sep 5, 2009 at 10:28 AM
    Amen to that reality check. I hate to see something like this happen , but what are you suppose to do? my wife told me that I could never shoot somebody breaking into my house and I said I wouldn't think twice about it.
  • by RealityCheck Location: Washington Park on Sep 5, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    Who says the wheels of justice turn slow? Support the National Rifle Association.

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