Dallas Home Invasion Ends With Deadly Shooting

dpdcar Dallas Home Invasion Ends With Deadly Shooting

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police spent hours at the scene of a home invasion and deadly shooting on the city’s southeast side.

The shooting happened just before 11 a.m. at a house in the 7300 block of Vallejo Drive.

CBS 11 News has learned the 52-year-old homeowner was at the residence, with his adult son, when he heard a knock on the door and saw three young people he did not recognize. When the homeowner did not answer the door the three “teenage looking” suspects went around to the back and began beating on a door there.

The homeowner, who at some point apparently armed himself, called 911 and was on the phone with an emergency dispatcher while the suspects attempted to make entry into the house. After several attempts the back door was kicked in and the homeowner opened fire. One of the suspects was hit in the head and died at the scene. That teenager was later identified as 14 year old Luis Avila.

The two other suspects, ages 13 and 14, ran after the shot was fired, but were both captured after about half an hour.

The homeowner was questioned by police and released pending a Grand Jury referral. Neighbors describe the man as friendly and active in the community.

Because of the ages of the remaining two suspects their names will not be released. Both of the boys will be charged with burglary.

Sources tell CBS 11 the teen suspects were enrolled at John Hood Middle School, but had poor attendance records. Monday afternoon the school sent home letters for parents detailing the events involving the students.

♦♦♦Click Here To Read The John Hood Middle School Parent Letter♦♦♦

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One Comment

  1. 2blue says:

    The moral of this story is: Don’t kick- in someones door unless you are prepared to die. I”m sure they thought no one was home, which is why they pounded on the doors. When nobody answered, they kicked the door in and were prepared to burgularize the home with impunity.SURPRISE!

  2. hc says:

    Love to hear these stories…double-kuddos to the homeowner!!!

    1. slewfoot says:

      You “love to hear these stories”? “love”??
      You need help.

      1. gunpower says:

        I LOVE this story too. I hope somebody breaks in YOUR door sometime and let’s see how you handle the situation without a gun because I can almost guarantee that the intruders will be armed. Go ahead and make their day. They would love nothing more than to kill you as to look at you.

  3. Machine says:

    What a shame the parents did not teach these boys the consequences of this crime. The two that survived I bet learned. It is still a terrible thing but you can’t blame the home owner either. I am sure he or she is just as upset. Don’t steal!

  4. Thomas says:

    This is TX. Most homes are a home for a gun or twelve. It really is a life or death decision to invade someone’s home / property.

  5. Gatorfanatic says:

    Great outcome!!

  6. AA says:

    I feel sad for the child who lost his life. This is how the “Castle Doctrine” is design to work. I know ther are poeple who will say he should said to the young men to try and make them leave. No comparison to the GZ and TM casei in Florida.

  7. Uncletim says:

    bee eater duh uter too named treyboon

  8. hatetheboys says:

    Love the outcome of this story! I would have done the same thing. Good for the homeowner!!

  9. Laura says:

    Sad ending to a young and short life. Crime doesn’t pay. I feel with the homeowner, who now will have this on his conscience for the rest of his life though all he did was defend his life, hid son’s and his home..

  10. Obamasux says:

    Sorry for the stupid kid. But overall good deal!

  11. altha says:

    Why not show their picture and their name if they were old enough to kick in someone door at 11:00am they are old enough for their picture to be shown.

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