Resident Shoots Alleged Intruder in Dallas Apartment Break-In: Suspect Charged

Dallas police report a 46-year-old man shot during an attempted apartment break-in.

Dallas police reported that a 46-year-old man, identified as Nickolaus Benitez, was shot by a resident while allegedly attempting to break into an apartment early Sunday morning. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. in the 9800 block of Walnut Street, prompting officers to respond to a shooting call.

According to investigators, Benitez was allegedly trying to break into the apartment when the resident discharged a firearm, injuring him. Following the shooting, Benitez was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. After receiving treatment for his injuries, he was taken into custody by law enforcement officers.

Subsequently, Benitez has been charged with burglary of a habitation with assault. However, no further details regarding the circumstances of the incident or the extent of Benitez’s injuries have been released by the authorities at this time.

The incident highlights the importance of residents being vigilant and taking measures to protect themselves and their property from potential threats. Additionally, it underscores the potential risks associated with confrontations between residents and intruders, emphasizing the need for caution and adherence to safety protocols in such situations.

As the investigation into the incident continues, authorities are expected to provide further updates and details as they become available. In the meantime, the community is urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities promptly

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