Most of the residents in the Carrollton, Texas, luxury apartment complex were still sleeping when an unidentified 33-year-old man slipped through the security gate of the Colonial Grand at Hebron and approached the apartment of one of the residents.
The trespasser had discovered that the resident had left his patio door unlocked, and was in the process of coming inside when the resident heard him. Because it was 5 a.m. and the resident wasn’t expecting visitors, he retrieved his gun and fired at the invader, shooting him once in the chest.
The suspect, who remains in critical condition at a local hospital, is facing a charge of criminal trespass of a habitation. The Carrollton Police Department reported that the man has run afoul of the law before—he has previously been arrested for criminal mischief, DWI and trespassing.