Indicted: Abilene suspect shot by homeowner during attempted robbery

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A suspect shot by a homeowner during an attempted robbery has been indicted.

David Rodriguez, 17, was indicted for Aggravated Assault during a grand jury session Thursday in connection to an incident that happened in July of 2017. 

Court documents state an Abilene homeowner was playing video games when his power went out, so he grabbed a gun and went outside to investigate. 

Once outside, the homeowner saw a suspect, later identified as Rodriguez, carrying a baseball bat and wearing a bandana over his face, according to the documents, which state the homeowner fired his gun when Rodriguez began approaching the house in a threatening manner, striking him in the abdomen. 

Police were able to determine the breakers were cut intentionally so the home would lose power. The documents state "Rodriguez did not deny that he and several friends had planned to rob [the victim], but when he got shot, his friends fled the scene."


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