Intruder Sent to Hospital After Home Owners Open Fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/25/06

Intruder Sent to Hospital After Home Owners Open Fire

The quiet community of Ransom Canyon is shocked after a home invasion sends the victim and the attacker to the hospital.

Ransom Canyon Police are investigating the overnight home invasion that sent two to the hospital Saturday morning. The intruder broke into the home and stabbed a 70-year-old man, but the home owners fought back.

Police say the intruder broke into the home through a bedroom window thinking no one was home.

"We are still investigating," stated Ransom Canyon Police Chief Wayne Ralls.

Police tape and bullet holes let neighbors know that something went terribly wrong in their quiet community.

"All the other agencies, the (Lubbock County) District Attorney's Office, the (Lubbock County) Sheriff's Office, and the DPS are cooperating with us on the investigation," Ralls stated.

Just after 1am Saturday an intruder broke into the home and stabbed the sleeping male home owner. He and his wife then reached for their pistols stored beside their bed and opened fire on the man. The intruder ran from the bedroom but was chased by the wife and shot in the chest just outside of the room.

"This is the second home invasion we've had. The other one was two years ago and we had a double homicide on that," Ralls remembered.

But unlike two years ago, the husband and wife fought back.

"We normally don't have these kind of situations here. This is a very quite secluded community," neighbor Mac Davis offered.

Now neighbors, like Davis, are going to be sure to keep an eye out so a tragedy like this won't happen again.

"It's very sad to see something like this happen. But the only thing you can do is be very watchful, and take care of your own safety as best as you can. You can't live life scared," stated Davis.

The identity of the intruder is still unknown. Authorities say he is a Hispanic male between 25 and 30-years-old. As of 11pm Saturday the intruder was in ICU at UMC under police guard.

Once he makes a recovery he will be handed over to Sheriff's custody and taken to the County Jail.

Courts & Crime
Take a look at the Courts & Crime news from around Lubbock.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Strong opposition to two bills affecting Texas educators

    Strong opposition to two bills affecting Texas educators

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:43:39 GMT
    Clinton Gill, Texas State Teachers Association (Source: KCBD Video)Clinton Gill, Texas State Teachers Association (Source: KCBD Video)

    There's some strong opposition to two bills affecting Texas educators. Groups are urging teachers to contact their elected officials and ask them to vote no.

    There's some strong opposition to two bills affecting Texas educators. Groups are urging teachers to contact their elected officials and ask them to vote no.

  • Congress lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

    Congress lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:38:20 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:41:57 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence has broken his second Senate tie, this time on a procedural vote on a bill that would reverse an Obama administration rule to protect funding for Planned Parenthood and other family...
    Vice President Mike Pence has broken his second Senate tie, this time on a procedural vote on a bill that would reverse an Obama administration rule to protect funding for Planned Parenthood and other family planning providers.
  • April the Giraffe

    Giraffe watch: 'Progress,' no baby yet

    Giraffe watch: 'Progress,' no baby yet

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:26:38 GMT

    April's pregnancy continues, but keepers promise we are "getting there."

    April's pregnancy continues, but keepers promise we are "getting there."

Powered by Frankly