It Should Have Been a DGU: Texas College Student Murdered by Car Thief

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is the Lone Star State’s eighth largest university, spread out over 747 acres. A student just outside the sprawling “gun free” campus (firearms rules after the jump) came a cropper Tuesday night when he encountered a car thief. “The teen allegedly saw the man breaking into his silver Toyota in the 300 block of Allendale Oaks near the UTSA campus around 11 p.m.,” reports. “San Antonio police [say] the thief shot the man in the hand when confronted and then drove away in the stolen vehicle.” No he didn’t bleed out . . .

“The victim ran to a nearby house and banged on the door to try and get help, police said, but the thief returned and shot him again. He died on the doorstep.” Assuming the car thief/murderer didn’t know the victim, the incident highlights the fact that passivity in the face of a lethal threat is no guarantee of survival. Neither is having a gun. You load your bullets you take your chances. Or not . .  .

According to the UTSA Student Code of Conduct, possession or use of firearms, imitation firearms, explosives, ammunition, hazardous chemicals, or weapons as defined by state or federal law on University premises or on any property or in any building or facility owned or controlled by The University of Texas System is strictly prohibited unless authorized by the Vice President for Student Affairs and by federal, state, or local laws. The possession or use of imitation firearms, BB guns, Air-soft guns, or similar simulated firearms is prohibited in all campus housing areas.