Mom finds accused sex offender hiding in home, son shoots him in the face

A mom in Texas made a stunning find when she discovered an accused sex offender hiding under the stairs of her house -- and after a fight, her son shot the man in the face, an arrest warrant revealed Tuesday.

The family's barking dog first alerted the mother to the suspect, 56-year-old Leonard Trevino, hiding under the stairs outside the San Antonio home last week, KENS reported.

Trevino burst out with a gun and demanded the family let him into their home, according to the warrant. The son ultimately shot the suspect, who was beating him on the head with a pipe-like object, investigators said.

Trevino was recovering in a hospital and facing an aggravated assault charge, the warrant continued.

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