Burglar shot to death by neighbor after breaking into 4th floor apartment

SAN ANTONIO – A burglar was shot and killed by a neighbor after breaking into a South Side apartment.

The deadly shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at The Flats at Big Tex Apartments on the 400 block of Blue Star near Probandt Street.

Police said a man climbed onto the fourth-floor balcony of the apartment then broke in through the door.

The man who lived inside the apartment called his neighbor for help and ran to safety.

The neighbor confronted the suspect in the doorway of the apartment and shot him several times.

The suspect died inside the hallway that connects all the apartments in the building. Police said the suspect was carrying a firearm.

The neighbor was taken in for questioning by police, but will most likely not face any charges.

Nobody else was hurt.