Property owner shoots suspected copper thief

A homeowner opened fire on two suspected thieves after they ignored his warnings.

March 26, 2012 8:44:46 AM PDT
Deputies say a property owner shot a suspected copper thief, while another is still on the loose.

It happened last night on Creighton Road near FM 1314 in Conroe. Investigators say the suspects hid their truck near the man's home. The man found the suspects and ordered them to the ground. When they didn't comply, the man shot one in the stomach.

He was rushed to Conroe Regional Hospital in critical condition. The second man fled the scene.