A sad case from Austin.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man who feared for his — and his family’s — safety shot and killed a man who had run away from a South Austin group home Monday morning, according to Austin police. Investigators say the shooting happened just before 6:30 a.m. in the 10200 block of Brantley Bend. A few minutes before the shooting, several 911 calls came in reporting a man who had been walking around the neighborhood banging on doors.
When the man went to a home on Brantley Bend, he banged on the door and was able to force his way into the front entryway.
The intruder turned out to be an Autistic male and as the article euphemistically puts it “forced” his way in. Our good friends at the Cult Coalition to Stop Gun Rights Violence did not wast time:
After some of their own members pointed out that the man had actually gained access to a home with children in it, they somewhat changed the tune.
Yesterday, the lawyer for the family shared a photograph of the damage caused by the man to the door as he broke into the house.
Gene Anthes, the attorney representing homeowner John Daub, provided a photo, which he said proves 24-year-old Jared James tried to force his way into the home and Daub never opened the door for him. Austin police confirmed the damage in the photo was how the door looked when they arrived.
This was not a drunken teenager asking to get in, this is serious damage to a front door by somebody with strength. To demand a father to risk his life and the life of his family on the off-chance that the person on the other side of the door would actually have good intentions after creating splinters, is just several magnitudes of stupid.
This simply was a sad event for all involved.