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Old April 20, 2001, 10:58 AM   #1
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Sounds like pretty rough justice, and maybe (probably) there's more to the story. Bottom line is, don't pull this crap in Texas.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed early Thursday morning by a man who said he saw at least two people stealing chickens from his yard, police said.

No charges have been filed against the homeowner. The district attorney will review the case and laws that permit citizens to protect their property from burglary.

Meanwhile, 20-year-old Juan Ibarra, who police say was with the boy, was charged with burglary.

The shooting happened on the city's southeast side around 4:30 a.m., when the homeowner said he saw at least two males taking several of his chickens, police spokeswoman Sandy Gutierrez said.

The man "had a gun in his hand, and when he saw this happening and they started running away, he started firing at them," she said.

The boy was shot in the back with a pistol and died at the scene, police said.

Six chicks were recovered in a fruit sack. Police said they were worth about $600.

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