Close Off-duty DPS trooper shot during attempted home invasion DPS trooper shot at his home in Kirby James Keith and KENS 5 Staff , KENS 10:24 PM. CDT March 17, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST KIRBY - Scared and concerned. That's how many people living in Kirby feel after a DPS trooper was shot at his home. It happened just before midnight Thursday on a street called Tom Stafford. The off-duty trooper, whose name is not being released, claimed he was attacked by a man in his backyard. He says the man was trying to force his way inside. During a struggle, the trooper's gun went off. A bullet hit the trooper in a protective vest he was wearing. The suspect, according to the trooper, then ran away. At last check, the 42-year-old trooper was being evaluated at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He's expected to fully recover. As for the suspect, DPS isn't saying much. Investigators are working to come up with details about the man and are asking the public to give them a call if they can assist. Neighbors living on Tom Stafford told KENS 5 the trooper is a military veteran. He's been a trooper for about nine years and always keeps an eye out for others. "He's a very nice person, very friendly," said Elia Barreto, the trooper's neighbor. © 2017 KENS-TV CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Woman found dead in alleyway south of downtown Destiny Bridal shuts its doors in San Antonio Execution for S.A. killer set for July 27 Northside ISD superintendent says there's no need for a 'bathroom bill" Stockton woman arrested after posting deadly crash on Instagram Survivors of truck tragedy helping build case against driver SAPD officer expected to recover after emergency surgery following shooting S.A. transgender veteran reacts to Trump military ban Best friend of hospitalized immigrant speaks out 82-year-old attacked, left for dead More Stories Woman found dead in south-side alley Jul 27, 2017, 6:59 a.m. Double Life: SAPD officer holds MMA title Jul 27, 2017, 11:32 a.m. Alamo Colleges District releases Campus Carry guidelines Jul 27, 2017, 11:06 a.m.