This story has been out for a few days now, but I can't find a thread on it. I'm surprised because it has Glock Talk written all over it and it has been national news since Homeowner Shoots Alleged Burglar, Goes Back to Bed Before Calling Cops The papers have been playing it up as if the shooter was arrested for going back to bed and leaving the burglar to die. I doubt Texas has any legal requirement to do anything different. More likely, he is in jail because the police think the shot that killed him was the second one: "The homeowner then 'fired another shot ‘into the night’ after the man dropped the pickax and fled toward the park behind his home.'” That could explain the jail thing.