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Burglary suspect shot in the back by SUV owner, say police

Police say a man breaking into a car was shot in the back at the Veranda Apartments on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - Police say a man was shot when he tried to break into an SUV on the North Side early Tuesday morning.

Officers say the owner of the car heard someone trying to break into the vehicle at the Veranda Apartments near Loop 410 and Jones Maltsberger just before 3 a.m.

The owner went outside and shot the suspected burglar in the back and called police. The injured man drove himself to a nearby Walmart store where he called for help.

He was hospitalized in critical condition. Police did not release any other information about the incident.

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