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 KENS 5 Breaking Live Video One dead, one charged with murder in south-side shooting Border mother fighting deportation Deadly shooting on Vegas strip San Antonians prepare for a new area code More victims coming forward in La Vernia High School sexual assault case San Antonio burglary caught on camera 5 ways to save big at Target More people dying with debt Trump Fiesta medal attracting worldwide attention More Stories Five hospitalized in rollover that shuts down… Mar 25, 2017, 7:29 p.m. Thousands participate in San Antonio's Cesar Chavez… Mar 25, 2017, 7:40 p.m. Why lights will shut off worldwide at 8:30 tonight Mar 25, 2017, 4:38 p.m.