A woman in Houston, Texas, fatally shot her suspected stalker last week after he kicked in her front door, police said.
The shooting occurred at the Gateway at Ellington apartment complex in Harris County on the evening of Monday, May 30. When police arrived on the scene, the alleged male stalker had a gunshot wound in his chest, Fox News reported Sunday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Houston Police Department tweeted a photo showing the local police response to the shooting.
“Clear Lake officers are at a shooting scene 15600 Gulf Freeway. Adult male deceased at the scene. 202,” the department tweeted.
According to Fox, Police noted that the woman’s door frame was damaged at the time of the incident, which is still under investigation.
In April, another Texas woman used her gun in defense against a home intruder.
The San Antonio woman was at home with her three children when the intruder entered the home through a backdoor laundry room and was trying to break into the main door leading into the home when the female homeowner shot him twice in the chest.
The unidentified suspect was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries. The woman and her three children were unharmed.
The armed homeowner was not expected to face any charges. “Castle Doctrine” in her jurisdiction allows a person to use force against someone who is unlawfully and forcefully entering their home, vehicle or place of work.
That shooting came just one day after a Canton, Texas homeowner also fatally shot a home intruder.
In that incident, the intruder had unlawfully forced his way into the home and had confronted the homeowner with a handgun. Investigators believe the homeowner retrieved his own handgun and shot the intruder multiple times.
After a mass shooting at Robb Elementary school in southern Texas rocked the state last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott rejected calls for gun control and instead asked lawmakers to focus on school safety, mental health, social media, police training and firearm safety.
Abbott argued that stronger gun laws do not work to prevent gun violence.
“I hate to say this, but there are more people shot every weekend in Chicago than there are in schools in Texas,” Abbott said, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
“Chicago and LA and New York disprove that thesis,” he added. “Chicago teaches that what you’re talking about is not a real solution. Our job is to come up with real solutions that we can implement.”