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Old September 13, 2012, 11:17 PM   #7
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In Texas the law says you can shoot to stop a criminal from fleeing the scene of his crime...
Not necessarily; the law only applies if the shooter believes that the suspect is fleeing with stolen property. A whole slew of other conditions must also be met. The statute is quite complex and is discussed at length in the following thread:
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