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 SAPD investigating social media threat of violence Boerne man witnesses Las Vegas shooting from hotel room VIA bus drivers tells nursing mother to "cover up" Arrest made in hit-and-run that injured teen NEISD releases submissions for Lee High School name change Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay shooting - What we know Video shows Las Vegas country music fans take cover amid gunfire Shooting survivors want more than prayers for Las Vegas #TheLateFeed: Violence ends with driver slamming into fighters More Stories Disabled veteran searching for missing service dog Nov 19, 2017, 11:16 p.m. SAPD releases a Marconi tribute a day before the… Nov 19, 2017, 8:33 p.m. Converse police investigating murder of 16-year-old Nov 19, 2017, 5:05 p.m.