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DALLAS (CBS11) – A Lake Highlands homeowner shot an intruder Tuesday morning.
Kendrick Dickson says a loud sound woke him from a nap.
He realized two men had pried open a side door with a crowbar and were walking through his house.
“I was kind of scared at first,” he said. “I got my 8-month-old little boy here.”
Dickson says he grabbed his rifle and confronted the pair.
“I stood right over there and shot him. And, as I shot him, his friend pushed him down on the ground and ran out,” he said.
The injured attempted burglar managed to escape as well, leaving a trail of blood.
By the time Dickson called police, they had already received a report of a man with a gunshot wound seeking help at a nearby convenience store.
The man matched Dickson’s description of the intruder, and police are seeking a warrant for his arrest, while he recovers from his injuries at a local hospital.
Dickson’s mother Linda was undergoing chemotherapy and arrived moments after the break-in.
“Them’s my life, my two grandkids, and I don’t know what I would have done,” she said, rattled by the news.
With so much at stake, Dickson said, he did what came naturally.
“I was just thinking, protect my family, protect my property, protect myself, and that’s what I did today,” he said.
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