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    Woman fatally shoots burglar

    An attempted burglary very near our home resulted in the burglar being found dead in their car nearby. Hopefully, this news will help deter other burglars from thinking that a rural area offers them easier pickings.

    UHLAND, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - An Austin man was found inside a vehicle shot and "appeared to be covered in blood" by police Saturday morning.

    Hays County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Grist Mill Road and South Plum Creek in Uhland around 10:45 a.m. May 25. A single occupant of the vehicle appeared to be covered in blood.

    Deputies determined the man, later identified as 35-year-old Matthew Aaron Kellas of Austin, had suffered gunshot wounds. Kellas was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    According to HCSO, a woman called shortly after the suspicious vehicle call and reported that a man had attempted to break into her home and she shot him. The home is located within close proximity of the car where Kellas was located.

    The investigation is ongoing and no further information was available.
    Austin man found shot in car in Hays County - Story | KTBC
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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    An attempted burglary very near our home resulted in the burglar being found dead in their car nearby. Hopefully, this news will help deter other burglars from thinking that a rural area offers them easier pickings.



    Austin man found shot in car in Hays County - Story | KTBC
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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    First, congratulations to the lady for her courage.

    Second, I hope that she gets some counseling, for being a victim of violence is traumatic.

    Third, I have no sympathy for individuals who commit crimes of violence.

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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    I hate to see a loss of human life, regardless of the situation. But before we cheer with celebrations of "a job well done", let's wait until the police finish their investigation. Right now, all we have is the women's claim, and a dead guy that can't speak. If these two individuals are related, the story may not be what we think. Ten again, it may. We shall see.
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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    First, congratulations to the lady for her courage.

    Second, I hope that she gets some counseling, for being a victim of violence is traumatic.

    Third, I have no sympathy for individuals who commit crimes of violence.
    The fact that there is an investigation ongoing, combined with the timing of the calls to the sheriff, makes me think (suspect?) that there may have been some other connection (prior or ongoing relationship?) between the shooter and the dead man.
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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I hate to see a loss of human life, regardless of the situation. But before we cheer with celebrations of "a job well done", let's wait until the police finish their investigation. Right now, all we have is the women's claim, and a dead guy that can't speak. If these two individuals are related, the story may not be what we think. Ten again, it may. We shall see.
    I have similar thoughts - see post #5.
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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I have similar thoughts - see post #5.
    Yep. Greed and passion. The prime motivators of the human condition! Which is it, here?
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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Yep. Greed and passion. The prime motivators of the human condition! Which is it, here?
    It could be both - she tossed him out (ended a passionate relationship?) and he (greedily and passionately) wanted back in.
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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It could be both - she tossed him out (ended the relationship?) and he wanted back in.
    Fair point. Or just as possible, she didn't want to let him walk out the door!

    But I will also say this: Daytime burglaries are not uncommon in some neighborhoods. Though a Saturday one makes no sense to me, unless the perp had prior knowledge of an unoccupied residence.

    And by "greed", I meant something of monetary value.
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    Re: Woman fatally shoots burglar

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I hate to see a loss of human life, regardless of the situation. But before we cheer with celebrations of "a job well done", let's wait until the police finish their investigation. Right now, all we have is the women's claim, and a dead guy that can't speak. If these two individuals are related, the story may not be what we think. Ten again, it may. We shall see.
    I only read whsts here in the thread but questions definitely come up for me.

    For instance where was he shot, in her home or in the car?

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