15 Year Old Boy Gets It Done With Dad’s Assault Rifle

In Houston, TX. Protecting him and his 12 year old sister from burglars:

Yea I don’t like the term “Assault Rifle” as much as the next guy… but if want to use it in positive reports like this one, be my guest.

Sorry for my ignorance to LEO Detective practices, but why would they walk the suspect through the crime scene?  To gauge his reaction or something?

I wonder if the boy’s dad was not a police constable, if a parent could get in trouble for “unsafe storage” or something if a burglar was shot and killed?  Stupider things have definitely happened.  I know Texas has the Castle Doctrine though, so I imagine that wouldn’t be an issue there.


Hat tip: Jon



Camon January 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

FYI. This is from an event in 2010, not recent. Not that it still isnt a great example of why the average civilian needs “killing machines” like the AR-15.

Source article here http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Burglary-suspect-shot-by-15-year-old-son-of-deputy-97430719.html

ENDO-Mike January 13, 2013 at 12:07 am

ah damn.. I didn’t even check the date on the story when It was emailed to me because I assumed it was new. Thanks Camon. Oh well, I’ll keep it up anyway.

Jim P. January 13, 2013 at 12:58 am


Don’t worry, but we’ve all done it.

Jim P. January 13, 2013 at 12:58 am
Mark January 13, 2013 at 06:15 am

They (more than likely) walked the suspect through for a “show up”. Kind of like a line up but they do it very soon after the incident with a recently apprehended suspect or accomplace to see if the victim can quickly identify he suspect.

John January 13, 2013 at 09:01 am


At least 107 rounds (.40/.223) were fired by two officers.
• First officer on scene seriously wounded in left forearm and seat-belted in cruiser was unable to return fire.
• Assailant fired 26 rounds and reloaded magazine from box of loose ammunition.
• Assailant was shot 17 times with 11 rounds exiting body.
• Incident lasted approximately 3.5 minutes. Six .40 S&W rounds, five which expanded, were recovered on autopsy.
• It is impossible for .40 S&W 180 gr. JHP ammunition to expand with only 1 in. or less penetration in a human body.
• After all .223 rounds had been fired, assailant was hit with 180 gr. Gold Dot in right arm above the elbow.
• Officers had to “fight” assailant in order to get handcuffed.
There is plenty of inaccurate information regarding ballistics/terminal performance disseminated on web forums, even those which are
dedicated as LE only.
• The .40 S&W ammunition did not fail in this incident.
• The performance of the .223 TAP ammunition, although consistent with manufacturer’s claims, did not perform terminally as this Police
Department expected.
To read the FBI report go to

John January 13, 2013 at 09:03 am

And look up that 1986 shootout with the FBI too.

dave w January 13, 2013 at 09:27 am

The Medical Examiner stated that the .223 rounds caused massive internal damage.

well 81% of them didnt

Jon Hutto January 13, 2013 at 09:32 am

I got it from here

Had no idea a Jan 10, 2013 news would use video from 2010…

Gun Shy Tourist January 13, 2013 at 08:03 pm

“Weapon of mass destruction” is what Whoopi Goldberg refers to and AR 15 as.

She has stated that it couldn’t be used for home defense, because it would “end up taking all the plaster down”. Whoopi is also a WMD….Woman of Mass Delusion.


Anyhow, the assailant was shot multiple times and lived. I guess that the .223 is not the devastating round that General Stanley McChyrstal tried to convince America it was. As an aside there are plenty of living Somali’s that were involved with the Blackhawk Down incident, that have .223/5.56 caliber ‘through and through’ wounds where they were ‘ice picked’ by the round as they over ran and killed U.S. troops.

Steve D. January 14, 2013 at 05:14 pm

Why the hell would they use a “life flight” helicopter to rush the scumbag to hospital !?!??

That flight could have cost a law-abiding person their life by not being available when needed.

..Not to mention the cost of the flight that will never be recouped from an uninsured violent criminal.

Illogical madness.

RobertK January 14, 2013 at 05:16 pm

“I wonder if the boy’s dad was not a police constable, if a parent could get in trouble for “unsafe storage” or something if a burglar was shot and killed?”

As based on Texas Penal Code 46.13a, (1) the child (under 17). (2) had access to a “readily chargeable firearm” that was not (3) “Secure”. So under part (b)(1),(2) and part (e) this “could” be considered a Class A Misdemeanor to the parent. BUT he has a “affirmative defense” to prosecution because of Section (c)(2) as it was due to it was a lawful defense by the child of people and property.

So yes the parent “could” get in trouble but situations like this is why section (c) is there.

mary January 15, 2013 at 08:38 pm

no I don’t believe that either way would he be in trouble for protecting his home, his sister, their life, it is the rule: if you are in my home in range, you will get shot. Spread the word to your brothers, your sisters, your mother, your father.
I believe all kids should be raised knowing what a gun is for:hunting, play & protection, a parent needs to teach this the same as he teaches respect.

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