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Lubbock man halts home invasion, suspects flee

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Updated: 10/24/2013 5:06 am
Lubbock police said a man in central Lubbock took a gun away from a would-be burglar and fired at two suspects as they ran away. 

It happened Tuesday around 10:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of 30th Street. According to police, the victim opened the door to a woman who asked to use his phone. As she was making the call, a man with a gun rushed from the side of the house toward the resident. 

The victim got the gun away from the suspect and fired several shots as both suspects fled. 

LPD Sgt. Jason Lewis said there was a key factor in that worked in the victim's favor.

"The man had a motion sensor light that helped him," Lewis said, "So if you can, put up motion sensing lights that would maybe let you know that somebody is on the sides of your home or somewhere that you can't see. that would give you some sort of warning."

The suspects have not yet been located. 
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