Homeowner shoots at Brazos County deputies after mistaking them for burglars

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – No one was injured when a Brazos County homeowner unknowingly shot at deputies searching their home.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were responding to a reported residential burglary at 6:11 a.m. Tuesday in the 6000 block of Koppe Bridge. Deputies arrived and saw the property gate was open, a window was broken and the door unlocked. Deputies then entered the home to try and secure it. 

The sheriff’s office said that the homeowner was still inside and thought the deputies were intruders. Authorities said the homeowner shot at the deputies, and the deputies fired back, fearing for their lives. The exchange didn’t last long and both quickly stopped when they realized who it was.

Deputies on the scene said they continually announced who they were while searching the home, but there was a loud alarm going off and the resident likely didn’t hear them.

The incident is being investigated by the sheriff’s office and internal affairs.

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4 thoughts on “Homeowner shoots at Brazos County deputies after mistaking them for burglars

  1. “Deputies arrived and saw the property gate was open, a window was broken and the door unlocked. Deputies then entered the home to try and secure it.”

    “…but there was a loud alarm going off and the resident likely didn’t hear them.”

    If the deputies were dispatched there by the alarm company, I can see this as a reasonable response. The resident should have expected that the police would show up to investigate, though there have been incidents where cops show up even after the owner calls the alarm company to tell them it was a false alarm.

    1. Agreed.
      Amazing that the resident wasn’t killed.
      For once, there was a reasonable response and a Reasonable outcome.

  2. ‘Authorities said the homeowner shot at the deputies, and the deputies fired back, fearing for their lives.’

    I’m sure the homeowner was in fear for his life as well

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