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Texas homeowner fatally shoots teen who was part of group shooting paintball guns at home: police

A Texas homeowner who reportedly believed his house was being fired upon, fatally shot a 19-year-old man who was part of the group creating the "disturbance" in the Houston neighborhood — but police later found paintball splatter at the scene and are reportedly now unsure if anyone besides the homeowner had an actual firearm.

Houston Police Department Sgt. Joshua Horn said the residents inside the Houston home "were alerted to some sort of disturbance" — involving more than a dozen people — and at some point "believed" members of the group started shooting.

“They believed that they were — that their house was being shot at," Horn told KHOU. "The homeowner, the father, came outside to the disturbance, approached a suspect who was standing out here. Believed that he was a threat, fearing for his safety, fired a round at him."

The father also reportedly fired rounds at the vehicle that belonged to the 19-year-old, who was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Horn said the homeowner's 17-year-old son might've been the group's target.

Bullet casings — along with paintball splatter — were found outside the home, officials said. It was not immediately clear whether anyone in the group outside of the house was also armed with real guns.

Neither the homeowner or the 19-year-old man were immediately identified. Authorities are investigating the incident.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-homeowner-fatally-shoots-teen-paintball-guns
The homeowner was DEFINITELY within his rights for protecting himself, his family, and his property
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The homeowner was PROBABLY within his rights for protecting himself, his family, and his property, but it is too soon to make that judgment
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There is INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION to make any decision whatsoever because the INVESTIGATION HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED.
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There is INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION to make any decision whatsoever because I DON'T TRUST THE MEDIA REPORTING of such incidents.
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The homeowner was PROBABLY NOT within his rights for protecting himself, his family, and his property, but it is too soon to make that judgment
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The homeowner was DEFINITELY NOT within his rights for protecting himself, his family, and his property
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More than 1/3 of all of you formed opinions about responsibility in this incident based on the initial media account of the event. I selected this event because there was no mention of race and it was a good example to illustrate the rush to judgment which occurs in high profile cases.

Initial media reports are always lacking important information, and media reporting is often slanted to sensationalize a story. Why do you need to jump to conclusions?
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