Texas homeowner turns the tables on burglar who shot his dog, leaves him 'yelling for help'
A suspected burglar who allegedly broke into an El Paso, Texas, home in broad daylight and shot a dog was sent running when one resident pulled out his own handgun and returned fire.
Bruce Wayne Murphy, 29, is accused of breaking into a Northeast El Paso home just before 9 a.m. March 1. Murphy allegedly fired a gun in the home, which left a dog wounded, according to police.
A resident of the home, 37-year-old Sean Patrick Suniga, then pulled out his own firearm and shot at Murphy, police said. Two other residents were home at the time of the attempted burglary, according to a press release from the El Paso Police Department.
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Murphy fled the home and was found at an intersection "yelling for help" and saying "that he had been shot," according to police. He was transported to a local hospital.
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Police say they obtained a warrant for burglary of habitation with a bond of $500,000. Murphy will be transported to the El Paso County Detention Facility upon his release from the hospital.
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The Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit, crimes against persons detectives and other authorities all responded to the scene of the crime. The investigation into the matter is ongoing, according to police.
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The condition of the injured dog is unknown.
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