A dramatic 911 call from the Pasadena man who allegedly shot and killed two burglers

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At about 2pm Wednesday, Joe Horn called 911 from inside his Pasadena home. He says he saw two men break into his neighbor's house. Horn tells police that he is armed with a shotgun.

"Hurry up, man. Catch these guys, will ya? I ain't gonna let them go, I'm gonna be honest with ya," said Horn on the 911 call. "I'm not gonna let them go. I'm not gonna let them get away with this shit."

"I'm gonna shoot, I'm gonna shoot," said Horn.
"Stay inside the house and don't go out there, OK?" responded the dispatcher. "It's not worth shooting someone over this."
"I don't want to, but if I go out there to see what the hell is going on, what choice do I have?" said Horn.
"I don't want you to go out there. I asked if you could see anything out there," said the dispatcher.

Horn tells the dispatcher that he understands his rights and even makes reference to the September 1 expansion that gives homeowners greater protection from prosecution should they choose to confront someone breaking into their home.

Before he can be convinced otherwise, Horn tells police he sees the burglars coming out of his house.

"He's coming out of the window right now," said Horn to the 911 dispatcher. "I gotta go, buddy. I'm sorry, but he's coming out the window."

"Don't, don't , don't go out the door. Mr. Horn? Mr. Horn?" said the dispatcher.

"Shit, they just stole something," said Horn to the dispatcher. "I'm sorry. I ain't gonna let them get away with this. They got a bag of something. I'm doing it."

The dispatcher can't stop Horn, who takes the phone with him as he goes outside.

"Move, you're dead," Horn, who took the phone outside with him, could be heard saying to the suspects.

Then three gunshots could be heard.

Horn admits later on the 911 call that he did, in fact, fire those shots. The names of the two men shot have not yet been released pending identification and notification of their next of kin. Horn has not been arrested or charged with any crime. A police investigation is still underway. This case likely will end up in the hands of a Harris County grand jury.


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Mr. Horn is not going to jail, he should not be in jail. The grand jury 'no billed' this guy, I would of done the same. He did a great job, and the tax payers don't have to pay for the criminals room and board.

Good shootin Mr Horn, you can be my neighbor any time.

God bless Mr. Horn! It's not about material goods. It's about human rights. He knows that, and we all should support him. We all should be lucky enough to have neighbors like him. We love you, Mr. Horn!

Thank you Mr Horn
there's one i don't have to worry about

Joe Horn was cleared by a grand jury in the Pasadena shootings.
Not! rotting in jail.. Moron!

If you break into someones house, you deserve to be shot. Good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we need more people like Mr Horn!!!! good job joe!!!!!!!!!!

And this is why the entire planet hates the USA.

Rot in jail moron.

Good Job Mr. Horn!
I wish we had more people like you.

People wouldn't rob houses if we all had neighbors like Mr. Horn. Hope he does not get convicted.

the only problem i see is he called 911 thats what you do after you shoot a burglar I would not take the chance of them getting the upper hand if they are in your home with intent on harm or damage shoot

Man is on the phone with a dispatcher for how damn long ? Being treated like he is the bad guy, or talked down to, because go forbid someone take astance against crime. And how convienant it is that the law shows up just after the shots ring out, the body hits the ground, and the crime is solved. Hell, now all that has to be done is charge the property owners neighbor, for defending his neighborhood ( it takes a village), the internal review board does not get involved because there was no shots fired by the departments officers, no lawsuit against the county for excesive force, but maybe one is brought against the county for failing to respond in a timely manner thus allowing a rogue neighbor to be the decision maker !

Good shots.
Getcha a case of beer for that one.

How convenient, those cops get there just after mr. Horn has dealt with the problem.

Horn should be put in jail for rest of his life

ignorant trigger happy idiot


I guess they won't be robbing houses anymore.