Houston police said Demonte Jackson, 20, forced his way into the townhome of Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, a member of the duo UGK, Tuesday evening after the rapper's wife, Queenie Freeman, answered the door.
So this raises a few questions. Maybe some Texans can shed light:
1. Does Texas have the Castle Doctrine?
2. Does the doctrine in Texas extend to the garage? IIRC, there have been some cases in some States where it did not, causing great trouble for the homeowner.
3. “Both men opened fire.” Who shot first? Who pointed his gun at whom first? If this turned into a traditional self-defense situation, then the Castle Doctrine could become moot.
4. Was the thug fleeing in the car? If he had the car moving, heading out of the garage, would it still be considered self-defense in Texas?
Personally, if the thug is already out of the home, in the car, trying to leave, I’m going to let him go and call 911. Everyone is now as safe as they were before the thug arrived at the door. It’s just a car. It’s insured. Call the cops, and let them deal with the thug.
However, it Texas law is OK with the homeowner shooting the thug, that’s cool. I want all potential thugs to worry about homeowners with firearms!