Texas Gun Owner Fatally Shot Burglar, Went To Bed Before Calling Police
A 72-year-old man named James Michael Meyer from Dallas, Texas, was charged with murder after fatally shooting a burglar outside his home. Meyer claimed that he went back to bed before calling the police. He said he had been awakened by noises and saw a man attempting to break into his storage shed with a pickaxe. Meyer armed himself with a handgun, warned the intruder, and fired a shot when the man advanced towards him. The burglar dropped his pickaxe and fled. Hours later, Meyer discovered the body in a nearby park. He was arrested and held on a $150,000 bond. The incident has sparked debate over gun ownership responsibility and self-defense.