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Breaking News: State trooper shot during home invasion near San Antonio

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was attacked during an attempted home invasion Kirby, according to our sister station WOAI/KABB in San Antonio.

The attack happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday at the trooper’s home on Tom Stafford . Officials say the trooper heard something going in his backyard. The trooper put on his protective vest, grabbed his gun, and started outside to check it out. As he stepped out, he was attacked by a man who tried to force his way inside the home. The two got into a struggle, and the trooper's gun fired a shot. The bullet struck the trooper's ballistic vest, which prevented it from causing serious injury.

The suspect took off foot. The trooper was transported to San Antonio Medical Center for further evaluation.

The Texas Rangers are investigating and are being assisted by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, San Antonio Police Department and Kirby Police Department.

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