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A San Antonio homeowner opened fire on an intruder attempting to break into his home.

According to, 51-year-old Ricardo Rosas was sleeping at his home located in the 100 block of Locknere Lane on the city’s North Side at around 2 p.m., when he heard a knock at the door.

Rosas began making his way from the bedroom into the living room when a man kicked down the door and entered the house, police said.

Fortunately, Rosas managed to grab his home defense handgun and open fire on the intruder, striking him once in the chest.

As reports, the suspect immediately fled and hopped into a beige two-door Honda being driven by a male accomplice. A third man serving as lookout also got in the car.

Shortly after the incident, police received a report of a man with a gunshot wound to the chest being admitted to Baptist Medical Center. Police arrived at the hospital and arrested Raymond Valdez, 28.

Valdez is now in stable condition and has been transported to University Hospital for further treatment, said. He faces charges of burglary of habitation with intent to commit theft.

Police are still looking for the other two suspects. Rosas is not expected to face any charges relating to the incident.

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