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 After dog dies, officials investigating water near Canyon Lake Dam Rockport residents receive unexpected help Man from iconic Hurricane Harvey photo still recovering in Rockport NOW: LulaRoe or LulaNO? Austin mother warns parents after daughter is kidnapped, police searching for suspect SAPD searching for driver in hit and run while victim recovers at hospital Record-holding longhorn sold in Fort Worth San Antonio man shot over the word 'Bro' Tech company opens modern office space in San Antonio Salvation Army hosts charity fashion show featuring KENS 5 models More Stories Retama Park holds camel, ostrich races for second year Sep 24, 2017, 9:28 a.m. Man from iconic Hurricane Harvey photo still… Sep 23, 2017, 8:43 p.m. World record longhorn sells at auction in Fort Worth Sep 24, 2017, 12:32 a.m.