San Antonio Woman Shoots, Kills Her Ex With a Shotgun When He Tried to Force His Way Into Her Home

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Twenty-four-year-old Javier Manuel Plata was apparently one of those exes who couldn’t let go. On Wednesday he tried to force his way into the home of his 33-year-old ex. According to police, Plata had been texting the woman all day Wednesday and he was waiting for her when she got home.

She asked him to leave and he reportedly did. But not for long. That proved to be a bad decision.

According to KSAT, he came back later that night and discovered that she had the locks changed. That’s when he tried to force his way in through a window.

According to police, the woman was in the bathroom when she heard the Plata walking up the stairs and went to grab her shotgun. Moments later, she opened fire on her ex as he entered the bathroom.

Plata died later at a local hospital.

No one knows what Plata planned to do once he got into the woman’s home and fortunately, she’ll never have to find out. The woman had the means at hand to defend herself against someone who was probably larger and stronger. That’s a decision that more and more Americans are making for themselves every single day.



  1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    His bad, but it’s his last one.

    1. avatar MariaX says:

      Hi everyone, come here to meet for sex –

      1. avatar tired of it says:

        Spam bots are getting more brazen..

        1. avatar Heywood JaBlome says:

          Well, what with the quarantine it IS a bit harder to meet folks…

      2. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Scammers still have to scam, even during a global pandemic. I suppose they have to eat too.

    2. avatar Mack The Knife says:

      He probably bought her the shotgun. The moral of the story is not to buy you lady a gun until after you seal the deal with a nice ring and have your name on the deed. Let the cops open the door. Doesn’t give you any rights, but, makes life a bit more negotiable.

      1. avatar Cuteandfuzzybunnies says:

        If he had the key she may be facing charges. If he still lived there breaking in was legal. Even if her name was on everything.

  2. avatar Kris Kern says:

    I love a happy ending

    1. avatar Compassionate Goy says:

      This is a tragedy. Are you a psychopath?

      #donotaupportmurderingboyfriendsand husbands

      1. avatar Bill says:

        Violent assholes getting ventilated is not a tragedy.

        1. avatar Good English side by side shotgun says:

          How was the 24 year old violent? This was a lover’s quarrel that ended in domestic violence. The woman murdered her ex boyfriend!

      2. avatar EndDangerEd says:

        READ the story…. he BROKE IN after she changed the locks. He was NOT living there. If he had any legal standing to enter the place he could simply have called the cops. That means by definition his entry, through a window, was ILLEGAL, a break-in. Idjet got exactly what he had coming besed on the evidence we have to go on.

  3. avatar Howdy1 says:

    Hopefully, that’s the whole story. If it is, good for her.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      the NRA reported this, and also reported that the police stated that no charges are expected.

      1. avatar Mack The Knife says:

        Wish we had his story. Not all guys are bad, but, every female is hormonal. Sooner or later they all go nuts at least once———— in awhile. As guys we defend the pretty and faceless as this one is, but, openly or jokingly attack the homely and overweight.

        Sound familiar? Liar!

        1. avatar Bob says:

          Holy shit to see this level of sexism in the wild…

          A far greater proportion of men are violent (also due to hormones) than women are hormonally crazy…

  4. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    It is good to hear that she didn’t do the stereotypical (hopefully wrongly so) thing of buying and failing to be decisive enough with a mouse gun.

    1. avatar Art out West says:

      Shotguns work pretty well for home defense.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        If you’ve misplaced your BFG 9000.

        1. avatar Mercutio says:

          I have one word w/r/t shotguns for home defense…..


        2. avatar Paul says:

          True, but it’s better to patch holes in the walls, than to patch holes in you. ;^) And, the home intruder is on his own with patching his holes.

  5. avatar Forrest says:

    “nobody knows what he planned to do if he entered her house.”

    I mean, I doubt he was there for tea…

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:


      Wrong. He was there for tea AND crumpets.

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        Or milk and cookies?

  6. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

    well hopefully she didnt say kungflu or chinese virus or something because then she’d be in trouble

    1. avatar 4808 N says:

      I’m sure a full investigation is underway.

  7. avatar Rick James says:

    hopefully crimestoppers still has rewards and she can collect her money

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    The arrogance of stalkers is something to behold. So is their demise.

  9. avatar eagle10 says:

    Well, there is one less to infect the gene pool. Another one bites the dust – hey, hey!

  10. avatar Jim N says:

    Sounds like he got what he had coming. He wasn’t wanted there, broke in her house to do whatever was in his mind. (Only he knew that) And she defended herself the best way she knew how.

  11. avatar LifeSavor says:

    If the description of his behavior is anywhere near accurate, she would have been correct to assume him dangerous. I am sure the police have tallied the number of text messages he sent and her replies. They will also be examining his message content and the content of her replies. Breaking and entering is a clear threat. Seems like a good shoot, but we don’t really know that much.

  12. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

    Will go in the books as gun violence, though…

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Shoot, don’t tell the nutcakes, but I’m pretty sure deer hunting is gun violence.

      1. avatar LifeSavor says:


        Gosh darn it!!
        You’ve let the cat out of the bag!
        We should have you gagged!
        The lib trolls who scroll this blog
        Will extend that news to pheasant and hog,
        to bear and squirrel, and bunnies too,
        To quail, and elk, and kangaroo,
        To fish in the water and swimming duck!
        See what you’ve done! Hunters are now, f#&ked!!

        Just sayin…


  13. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    All’s well that ends well….😀

    1. avatar Herb Allen says:

      “If I can’t have you then nobody KABOOM!”

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Would that it happened more often.

  14. avatar Dennis says:

    One more outta the gene pool! Didnt hear if he was an “undocumented worker”!

  15. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

    I wonder…was it her gun or his gun? Maybe they should have confiscated it earlier.
    Maybe the guy’s relatives will sue for not enforcing a red flag law of some sort.
    Seriously…some people…and lawyers…will surely look for an angle.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Depends on whether she has any money.

  16. avatar Defens says:

    Served him up on a Plata.

  17. avatar Don A Prather says:

    This was happening as the San Antonio city council voted to condemn the words “China Virus” as hate speech.

    1. avatar bryan1980 says:

      Seriously…..San Antonio is just a more run-down version of Austin. Fun fact; it’s illegal to carry a knife with a locking blade there.

      1. avatar Chief Censor says:

        Sounds like Texas be a blue state pretending to be fully red. Tick, tick…

      2. avatar KenW says:

        ??? damn I think the only pocket knife that is not assisted or locks is a way to big to carry swiss army knife I was given as a gag gift by some friends once. I think its almost 2 inches thick.
        Texas and Florida are both purpling up I guess.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Damn expensive gag, and a fine knife!

      3. avatar The Crimson Pirate says:

        San Antonio knife ordnance.

        Sec. 21-17. – Certain knives prohibited generally; exceptions; penalty for violation.

        (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally or knowingly carry on or about his person a knife with a blade less than five and one-half (5½) inches in length, which knife is equipped with a lock mechanism so that upon opening, it becomes a fixed blade knife.

        (b) The above prohibition set forth in subsection (a) shall not be applicable to a person carrying such a knife:

        (1) In the actual discharge of his duties as a peace officer, a member of the armed forces or national guard, or a guard employed by a penal institution;

        (2) On his own premises or premises under his control;

        (3) Traveling;

        (4) Engaged in lawful hunting, fishing or other lawful sporting activity; or

        (5) Using such a knife in connection with a lawful occupation, during such utilization.

        (Code 1959, § 26-28.1)

        Cross reference— Regulation of firearms and weapons, § 21-151 et seq.; possession of a knife, § 21-155.

        If you are traveling, or are at home, or need it for work, or are hunting or fishing then you are good to carry a folding, lock blade knife with a blade under 5.5 inches. NB I am always in one of those situations.

        Before I moved to PA I carried a knife all the time in San Antonio, Austin, Uvalde, Sabinal, Corpus Christi and Laredo and never had a problem.

        The traveling thing also used to be a defense for carrying a gun before the permit was enacted in the mid 1990’s. We used to carry guns all the time and never had a problem as long as one wasn’t committing another crime. That changed with permit and they actually started enforcing the laws against carrying if you didn’t have one.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          How current is your info? Texas cancelled all it’s knife crap last year, it is now legal to carry a sword. Or a sword cane, or a 6″ switchblade, and on and on. Dunno if San Antonio is allowed to override that, but I somehow doubt it.

        2. avatar Larry says:

          How odd.
          No folding knife “ becomes a fixed blade “ once the lock engages.

      4. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

        Is there an exception for people who have a carry permit?

        I’m not really a knife guy but I know here in Fl the switchblade I carry is OK with a CCW.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          In TX, up to the last year or 2, the license was a “CHL”, very deliberately a Concealed Handgun License *only*, nothing to do with open carry or with any manner of weapon other than a handgun. Generally no longer a player, since simultaneously with approving licensed open carry, which makes the license now a “license to carry”, leg approved as well campus carry and car carry, and removed all restrictions on knives. Look for Constitutional carry pretty soon.

  18. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    This kind of thing puts the Karens in a hard place. A woman uses a firearm to defend herself against domestic violence. Consternation!

    1. avatar Chief Censor says:

      Karen is calling the police on them for not social distancing.

  19. avatar James W Crawford says:

    Obviously this lady was taking the advice of the late General Paul Tibbets. While being interviewed for an autobiography during his twilight years, the General was asked if he worried about crime. He said that he didn’t worry to much because he kept a loaded shotgun in his house for personal protection. If a 12 gauge shotgun is good enough for the man who had no remorse about killing 50 thousand people when he nuked Hiroshima, it is good enough for a battered woman.

    The husband’s famous last words?
    “12 gauge shotgun, that’s small caliber isn’t it?

  20. avatar Chief Censor says:

    There’s all kinds of people with guns now. Nope, not because the NRA did their jobs, because a virus out of communist China and a shortage on toilet paper. Looks like all it took was a bio weapons lab, funded by the U.S. government, to “leak” a natural occurring coronavirus.

    Modern Americans are so weird.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      You don’t see the irony in your last line, do you?

      1. avatar Chief Censor says:

        Which implies you are the weird one and I am not because you don’t understand me.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Nanny-nanny boo-boo.

  21. avatar former water walker says:

    Muy bueno for her! That’ll learn ‘ya…

  22. avatar Darkman says:

    Damn Creepy Uncle Joe called one right. I’m sure this will be in his next campaign ad. See all you need is a shotgun.

  23. avatar George in Alaska says:

    Colonel Jeff Cooper: “The Good Riddance Factor”

  24. avatar Enuf says:

    Forcing your way into a woman’s home when you know you are not welcome there is always a plan for something terrible to happen. Often, it happens to the woman.

    You see, it does not matter if his intent was to simply get in, take his stuff back (comments on a news site claim this) and leave. Breaking in is an act of violence. Numerous women get attacked and harmed or killed in exactly such a scenario every year.

    The instant he forced entry he was making a deadly threat, no matter what he thought he was doing.

    Shooting justified. Sad, but that’s the way of it.

  25. avatar Jim from LI says:

    She turned the saying “plomo o plata” into plomo for Plata!

  26. avatar Prndll says:

    This is the very essence of what self defense is all about.

  27. avatar Tom Worthington says:

    Under reported…again.

  28. avatar Thou shall not be obese says:

    TTAG, again, cheering on women killing their intimate partners.

    24m 33f? That’s totally normal.

    She sounds crazy.

    Did k a t. A in’s woRTH come back from the fat farm? Sorry to be mean- but no. Do not kill your husband/boyfriend. That is wrong. It is a sin. Don’t encourage people to do this. I wonder if ((( TTAG ))) Is just a troll to get gun owners to support crazy things and hasten disarmament.

    I’m pro 2a, anti killing boyfriend/husband.

    1. avatar Prndll says:

      I certainly hope your not saying that you support home invasion break-ins.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Sounds like a guy that likes to abuse his woman and doesn’t want her to get any ideas.

        1. avatar Browning A5 says:

          No- it sounds like a guy opposed to murder.

        2. avatar Someone says:

          There was no murder to be seen in the article or comments. It’s not like she went and shot the guy while he was standing in front of her house. It sounds like a guy opposed to legal defense against home invaders.

  29. avatar BadGoy says:

    LOL- what if a 33 yo male shot a 24 yo female ex girlfriend in his house.

    This is murder. You can’t shoot you husband/boyfriend- no matter how much pilpul you pull.


    1. avatar Prndll says:

      Shooting an attacker is self defense.

      The sex of the attacker means nothing. The sex of the attacked means nothing.

      1. avatar WhiteGuy says:

        Something tells me you are a boomer.

        Also- we need to stop using the anti-white slur “k*ren”

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Only Boomers believe in lawful self defense? What color is the sky in your world?

        2. avatar Prndll says:

          Not sure where your getting that from?

          Not sure what role age plays in this either way?

        3. avatar White guy says:

          So it’s true. You are a boomer.

          You boomers watched too much TV. And now you think murder is OK. Sad!

          Also- Jews are not allowed to use the anti-white slur Karen. That is our word.

        4. avatar Prndll says:

          Lol…you haven’t got a clue.

        5. avatar Someone says:

          Something tells me WhiteGuy is not very smart whiny little beatch. It must be his posts.

  30. avatar Christian Patriot says:

    TTAG needs to stop pushing the kill your husband meme.

    Remember when k a t. Ains WorTH wrote an article saying, “my husband called me fat, that’s abuse, ergo women can shoot men whenever they want.” She was bully died and had to stop writing for this site. She recently appeared in a photo with a horribly BUBBAd Rem 870 with magpul furniture and a detachable magazine. gross.

    I guess murder is ok with the enough Talmudic Pilpul, but most readers of this blog are Christians. Murder is wrong. Stop.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      What a moron!

    2. avatar Someone says:

      Murder is wrong. Self defense is a right.

  31. avatar You boomers disgust me says:

    He did not break in. She refused to give his belongings to him. Phone and wallet. He lived there. He took care of her children. He was selfless, Christ-like.

    There is more to this story. She murdered him. In his own home.

    Sounds like he should have had a pistol and shot her.

    Carry everyday!

    1. avatar EndDangerEd says:

      YBDM…. you’re and idjet, or related to him….. NONE of your imaginings were in the story. He obviously did NOT live there as he had been pestering her via texts for DAYS… When he was waiting for her at her home she told him to LEAVE, and he did… IF he had a legal reason to enter AFTER she had changed the locks? All he had to do was call the cops, AND it would have helped document HIS side of the conflict… unless of course HE WAS IN THE WRONG and the cops already KNEW bout him. Since the story ALSO SAYS that no charges are anticipated we can be pretty sure the cops believed she was defending herself after he broke in! All the evidence says YOU ARE A TROLL…. and not even good at it…. Lame-O!

      1. avatar I bet you watch a lot of TV says:

        People make mistakes in relationships. That doesn’t give you a reason to murder them.

        We’re seeing the breakdown of the family right here. If you get to shoot your common law husband, then what’s the point of family?

        1. avatar Someone says:

          Wtf are you going on about? Guy broke in through a window. Guy got shot for his trouble. No matter what his relationship to her was before, I don’t see anything wrong.

        2. avatar ROBERT says:

          AHA! a “True Liberal.”
          Out of curiosity, do you also condone spousal abuse?
          How about abortion as a method of birth control?
          Is it OK to shoplift because they have it and you want it?

  32. avatar ROBERT says:

    She should be thankful she’s in Texas, and not in Maryland.
    Here in THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF MARYLAND, the laws and courts nearly always side with the bad guy. [Of course, both houses of the Legislature, and most of the local counties, and the City of Baltimorons, are all BLUE. Even our RED governor is BLUE behind closed doors.]

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