A Texas homeowner shot a man after he broke into his house in search of a woman he believed was being held hostage.
Robert Smith bursted into a Corpus Chrisi home early Monday morning. Smith encountered the homeowner and accused him of holding a woman against her will. In the ensuing struggle, the homeowner shot Smith in the leg.
The situation escalated when Smith lunged at the homeowner, grabbing him by the throat. The homeowner was armed with a gun and fired several warning shots into the air. When that didn’t deter Smith, he shot the home invader in the leg.
It’s unclear why Smith was under the impression the homeowner was holding a woman captive, but sources say it’s possible he is mentally ill.
Smith was arrested and with aggravated assault. The homeowner was not charged with a crime.