Homeowner Defends Himself in Robbery, One Suspect Shot Dead

Roman Cardoza Booking Photo

LA FERIA–Cameron County Sheriff officers said one person is dead, a second arrest and third suspect on the run after a botched home invasion robbery in La Feria Thursday.

It happened on Thursday night when authorities report Louis Dixon said three men tried to force themselves into his home on Rabb Road.

They said Dixon shot Francisco Moreno, 31, who was later dropped off on the street in Harlingen and police officer found him.

Moreno died from the gun shots fired by Dixon and sheriff investigators believe he shot him in self-defense.

Roman Cardoza was caught by Dixon’s 20-year-old son who was with him during the struggle. 

Cardoza was turned over to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department. He is in the county jail, charged with aggravated robbery.

One other man got away and authorities are looking for him. It’s believed he was driving a SUV with Mexican plates.

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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