Police: Father Shot Man Who Robbed, Pointed Gun at His Children
Police say a father shot and killed a man that threatened and harassed his family inside a Texas Popeyes restaurant on the night of Wednesday, Dec. 6.
According to police, an as-of-yet unidentified man walked into Popeye’s and approached the father’s family to attempt to rob them around 8:30 p.m, ABC13 reported.
The altercation took place at the 800 block of Southeast Military Drive in San Antonio, Texas.
Then the robber pointed his gun at the father’s children, according to ABC affiliate KVUE.
It was at that point that the father—who is also not named as of writing—pulled out his own gun and shot the robber in the middle of the restaurant’s dining area.
Police told ABC13 that the father is a licensed carrier of firearms. Authorities said he will not be facing any charges and that the father’s actions prevented the loss of several lives.
According to KVUE, the staff at the restaurant locked the doors after the shooting until law enforcement arrived on the scene.
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, another robbery took place in a Nashville home invasion that turned deadly after a teenager stood up to a pair of armed home invaders, according to police. The intruders shot the teenager in the chest, killing him.
The shooting took place around midnight at a home in the 1000 block of Capitol Point, reported WKRN, in the John Henry Hale Apartments in Nashville, Tennessee.
Police said two suspects kicked down the front door of the house just before midnight and began pulling the occupants out of their beds and into a hallway, demanding money. Asleep inside the home at the time of the forced entry were 17-year-old Ja’Donte Thompson, his mother, stepfather, and grandfather.
Police said Thompson likely challenged the perpetrators after which a scuffle ensued and Thomson was shot in the chest. The boy’s stepfather was also pistol-whipped by the intruders before they left empty-handed.
The teen was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Thompson attended Hillsboro High School, a spokesperson for Metro Nashville Public Schools told USA Today affiliate Tennessean.com. The following statement was released by Metro Schools in regards to Thompson’s murder:
“MNPS is sad to learn the 17-year-old killed last night was a current Hillsboro student. The district is providing grief counselors and has implemented the student death response protocol to support the students and faculty of Hillsboro HS. Our thoughts go out to that community and we will support them through this process.”
Tom Ozimek contributed to this report.
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