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 One of the biggest Spurs fans isn't even from San Antonio Family pleads for pleading for information that could assist in the investigation into the murders of their loved Abandoned church has become a haven for criminal activity Two killed, one arrested, one on run after southwest-side shootings Gunfire erupts near Lee High School and the search is on for the gunman Body found in Chick-fil-A parking lot identified 'Black and Boujee' teacher: "I would do it all over again." Fiesta: First night of Night in Old San Antonio kicks off downtown The food and festivities of NIOSA 2017 Around Town More Stories Helotes mayor reflects on decision not to lower… May 26, 2017, 10:38 p.m. Patrick, Straus deadlocked over 'bathroom bill' May 26, 2017, 10:13 p.m. 'Scott will forever be our brother:' SAFD rings… May 26, 2017, 4:16 p.m.