Police: Texas Man Opens Fire On Home Intruders, Accidentally Kills Roommate

Police were investigating whether a man accidentally shot and killed his roommate while trying to fend off armed robbers Wednesday morning at their apartment in San Antonio, Texas.

Television station KENS reported that the man appears to have also shot and killed one of the intruders, though police said a second robber escaped and was still on the loose.

The San Antonio Police Department said armed culprits forced their way into the apartment shortly after 2 a.m. local time and demanded cash. The tenant then opened fire, the television station reported.

The roommate died at a local hospital shortly after the incident.


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