You can learn a few things from a John Wick movie, but maybe the most important lesson is…don’t mess with a man’s dog. Maybe Bruce Wayne Murphy isn’t a movie fan. Or maybe he’s just too much of a dim bulb to have picked up on the attachment people have for man’s best friend. Either way, Murphy made a critical mistake when he broke into the El Paso home of a dog owner Wednesday.
According to kvia.com the 29-year-old home invader . . .
…forced his way into a home Thursday on the 7500 block of Howard Street in northeast El Paso around 8:56 a.m. There were three people inside the home, including a dog. According to residents, Murphy shot a weapon inside the home, injuring the dog.
“three people, including a dog”
Dogs are certainly some of the best people we know, a sentiment the El Paso residents apparently shared. Seeing his pup take a bullet, 37-year-old Sean Patrick Suniga drew his gun and shot Murphy.
Police say Murphy was found at Gateway South and Broaddus Ave. in the middle of the intersection Wednesday around 10 a.m., yelling for help.
Murphy will face a charge of burglary of a habitation once he’s recovered. You’d think armed criminal action would be justified, too, but maybe that’s forthcoming. Let’s hope the dog survived and will make a full recovery.