HOUSTON – A heartbreaking moment for a man who said a burglar walked into his house Monday night and started shooting.
Investigators said gunshots grazed the leg of a woman who was inside. Meanwhile, the victim, who refused to divulge his name, said he had succeeded in wrestling the shooter, grabbing his weapon and shooting at him in self-defense.
“I’m just glad I can walk away from it, you know,” the victim told KPRC 2. “It was crazy. I mean, it all happened so quickly. One minute you eat cookies and the (next) second people come through your door! “
On Thursday, 22-year-old Matthew Castaneda was charged in court with breaking and entering with intent to commit a crime. It came after court documents alleged that Castaneda entered the house illegally to commit grievous bodily harm.
Castaneda “forcibly entered the residence and told residents it was a robbery,” court documents say.
The victim said the shooter started shooting as soon as he opened the door.
“He started running so I saw no point in overkill. I was just more focused on everyone else who came in on the second. But they ran away from the scene, so I left it at that, locked the door and called the police, ”said the victim.
The judge set Castaneda’s bail to $ 80,000 and a new order.
“In this case, to forbid you from any contact with the complaining witness,” the judge told the suspect on Thursday.
The judge also said that if Casteneda were to bind, Castaneda must have a GPS monitoring device and not be anywhere near the victim’s home. Castaneda would not be allowed to own or use a firearm while in custody.
As for the victim, he said he was just glad no one else was hurt.
“I’m just happy to be alive and see another day,” said the victim.
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