Woman uses sidearm to fend off home invasion

by SBG San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — A woman was able to defend her Northwest Side home and spoil an attempted home invasion Tuesday morning.

Police got a call from the homeowner on Timber Stream that someone was trying to break in. She was upstairs when she heard some noise coming from the bottom floor. That’s when she grabbed her gun and headed down the stairs.

She spotted a Hispanic male in his early 20’s breaking in through her back kitchen door. She started screaming at the man as he managed to kick in the door and make his way into the kitchen.

He continued to come into the home, so she opened fire. She doesn’t think she hit him. No blood was found at the scene.

“She shot through the window,” explained Sgt. Michael Oliva from the San Antonio Police Department. “She was probably trying to scare him. We checked and there’s no evidence that he was shot.”

The suspect took off running, and jumped into a car with another male and female that were waiting for him in front of the home. Police are looking for an older model white Mercury Grand Marquis that they believe was used as the getaway vehicle. Both the front and rear bumpers are damaged.

If you think you can provide any additional information – or may know who the home invader is, please call police.