Except in Texas…under certain circumstances. Go talk to a Texas attorney for more info.
As a general rule, you can’t shoot someone stealing your TV and you can’t shoot someone breaking into your unoccupied car.
By Aurelio Sanchez / Journal Staff Writer | Sun, Sep 15, 2013
Posted: 4:13 pm
A suspected auto burglar was in hospital in critical but stable condition after being shot by the owner of a car being burglarized in the 8400 block of Julian Robles NE, police said.
The man who shot the suspect has been charged with aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm, and was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center, according to Albuquerque Police spokesman Simon Drobik.
Police received a call at about 2 a.m. Sunday from a man later identified as Kyle Cordova, 26, who reported that his car was being burglarized and the suspect was still in the car.
“At some point, Mr. Cordova retrieved a handgun and shot the burglar once,” Albuquerque police spokesman Simon Drobik said in an email on Sunday.
A few minutes later, 911 dispatch received a call from a man who said his friend had been shot. That person has been identified as a 16 year old juvenile, Drobik said.
Cordova has been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily harm. He was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center, Drobik said.