Just after 10:30 Tuesday night a Texas Tech senior opened the door to his central
“She looked helpless, she looked like she needed some help,” the man said. “When I opened the door for her she said her car was dead. It wouldn’t start or something and she needed to borrow my phone.”
The victim, who did not want to be identified, said as the woman dialed she started backing up.
He said the motion sensor light above his garage acme on and he saw a hooded man in a red bandana charge towards him with a gun.
“He came up to the door, I caught his forearms in the door, slammed them on him,” the man said. “He drops the gun, I pick the gun up and start shooting and by then he was gone. I don’t know what happened to him.”
The victim said he picked up the gun and started firing through the blinds on his closed door.
“I didn’t even know what I was shooting at,” the man said. “But I just wanted to make the point known that I had the gun in my hand and I had control of it and that person needed to leave my property as soon as possible.”
Shots flew across the street and into another home-almost hitting a child asleep in his bed.
The man said the suspects drove off in a white Chevy Impala.
“I thought they took my phone so I got on Facebook to one of my closest friends,” the man said. “And I was like ‘hey you need to come by my house because I don’t have a cell phone because my house just almost got robbed.’”
The victim ended up finding his phone minutes later-about ten feet away from his house.
He still had their gun and also found a hat in the alleyway he thinks belongs to one of the suspects.
The Lubbock Police Department said this is an on going investigation.
Sergeant Jason Lewis said the man was absolutely within his rights to protect his home.
“You can use lethal force to protect yourself in your home if somebody does invade your home,” Lewis said. “You can use deadly force to protect yourself if you feel like your life is in danger, yes you absolutely can do that.”