Homeowner Shoots Intruder in Grand Prairie

A Grand Prairie homeowner was on the phone with 911…

A Grand Prairie homeowner was on the phone with 911 operators when he shot a knife-wielding intruder who was later identified as a neighbor, police said.

It happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Clark Trail. The resident heard a side window shatter and armed himself with a .40 caliber handgun, police said.

The suspect, Gilberto Balderas, 21, was shot in the stomach. He lives just blocks away — on the same street.

“I’m still in shock,” said neighbor Lena Tinajero. “I can’t believe it. You know, you don’t think, you never never think it’s your neighbors — especially if you know them, so I’m still in disbelief.”

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