A mother in Texas had to defend herself and her children from a home invader who refused to leave. The man attempted to reach the woman and her kids while they were hiding in the bedroom. Fortunately, the mother was equipped with a firearm and was able to scare off the intruder by shooting and injuring him. This incident adds to the escalating crime rate in Texas.
The mother in Texas used her gun to injure the burglar, who then fled the scene and tended to his injury. The mother was in her bedroom with her children when the intruder attempted to invade their private space and harm the family.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office stated that the mother had informed the intruder that she was armed and had called 911. Despite this warning, the intruder persisted in the home invasion. The mother exercised her Second Amendment right to protect her family from harm.
On October 25, 2022, at 9 pm, a break-in happened in Edinburg, Texas – a town situated in the Rio Grande Valley region and located along the southern border of America with Mexico.
The suspect’s name is Carlos Garcia and he is 36 years old. He did not leave the house when asked to, even though he was told that a firearm was pointed at him. The mother was scared and warned him that she might shoot him, but he kept trying to enter the bedroom where she and her children were. The reason for his attempt to access them is not mentioned.
Garcia entered the home by forcing their way through the garage and had the intention of either harming the family or stealing their possessions.
The mother shot at Garcia through the bedroom door when he invaded the house. He got hit in his left arm and left the place after being wounded by the mother’s defensive action in a Texas community.
Authorities arrived shortly after Garcia was shot because the mother had called 911 before she fired the gun. They found Garcia hiding in a field about one hundred yards away from the victim’s house.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said: “You have the right to defend yourself in your own home against an intruder. I imagine she was in fear for her life … so she did what she had to do, and we support her.”
The sheriff continued, “You don’t have to give notice, if someone’s breaking into your home you have the right to protect yourself and use deadly force, and you’re not going to have any problem with the sheriff of Hidalgo County.”
One person wrote on the sheriff’s Facebook page: “Great job protecting your kids. Glad to hear all is well. Your children will remember this and be proud of your courage to protect them and your home.”