GARLAND (AP) ― After weeks of being the victims of copper thieves,
the owner of the Bargain Town camped out on the roof Wednesday night and came face-to-face with a would-be thief.
Business Owner Shoots, Kills Alleged Copper Thief
According to Garland Police, patrols had been increased in the area, but the man decided to protect his property after being a target two days ago.
Police said the owner shot the other man after a confrontation. The injured man ran, made it off the roof, but collapsed in the grass near the parking lot.
Officers arrived right after the suspect collapsed, Garland Police spokesman Joe Harn said.
Then they noticed the owner with his gun. "Garland officers told the owner to drop his weapon and the owner complied right away," Harn explained.
Police don't expect the man will face charges, but will provide police with additional information.
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