Homeowner shoots at burglary suspect

Homeowner shoots at burglary suspect on Millwood (SBG San Antonio)

A homeowner opened fire on a burglary suspect in a North Side neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Police say a man broke into a home on the 400 block of Millwood around 9:35 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the suspect got into the garage of the home and then entered the kitchen. A woman inside heard a noise in the garage and grabbed her .357 handgun. A police report states the woman and the man then spotted one another, and the suspect ran out of the house. Investigators say the woman followed the suspect to see where he was going and fired one round in his direction "out of fear that he may return."

The woman told police the man fled on foot across the street, but then turned, ran back to her house, jumped the fence, and then ran west towards Mertz Drive. Police searched the neighborhood but were unable to find the man.

The shot fired by the woman damaged a side window at her neighbor’s house. Police said it's unknown if the suspect was grazed by the bullet, but no blood was found at the scene.

If you have any information concerning this break-in, please immediately contact CRIME STOPPERS at 210-224-STOP (7867).

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