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b24tg

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Hypothetical Scenario
« on: March 03, 2014, 08:13:49 PM »
Here's the scenario:

Your vehicle is parked in a carport at a townhouse development; no garage door and enclosed on three sides, open to the alleyway.

Multiple thieves enter the carport, jack up the vehicle and systematically remove the tires & wheels, and let the vehicle back down on the brake rotors.  Assume that each tire & wheel is valued at approximately $450.00 for a total value of $1,800.00.  There is no readily apparent attempt to enter the interior of the vehicle.

Question:
If the vehicle owner interrupts this theft in progress, and the thieves break and run, can the owner discharge his weapon at them in an attempt to stop them?

Many thanks!
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TexasLawShield

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Re: Hypothetical Scenario
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 11:05:37 AM »
With regard to any property crime, if the perpetrator is no longer a threat to the property or is not carrying any property away with them, a person is not justified in shooting at them.

It is only when the perpetrator is running away with property or is continuing to engage in a criminal act that the law allows a justified shooting.

Thank you for your question.
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