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 Hundreds participate in International March for Science in San Antonio 54 year old man dies in Ironman Triathlon in The Woodlands Wagner HS teacher under fire for black history program Southwest Olympic Fiesta supports students with special needs KENS 5 Breaking Live Video Fiesta Oyster Bake sizzles at St. Mary's University Woman stabbed twice in the leg at S.A. nightclub Fiesta Incognito Ball raises money for the arts On the Border: Officials train to save lives in the Rio Grande River Taste of New Orleans food is finger lickin' good More Stories Ride on: Thousands of cyclists gear up for Fiesta… Apr 23, 2017, 10:10 a.m. Woman stabbed twice in the leg at S.A. nightclub Apr 23, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Home Depot shares tips for gardening Apr 23, 2017, 10:57 a.m.