He’ll be lucky if he isn’t charged over the use of the warning shots.
Based on the Sheriffs comments I doubt it.
“But according to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith, the group looking to “prey on honest, hardworking individuals” instead “got a good east Texas, northeast Texas welcome,” the station said.”
It won’t be up to the sheriff, it’ll be up to the DA.
His saving grace is that he was using a shotgun so there’s relatively little chance anyone could be harmed by the shot falling back to earth whereas a bullet has the potential to be deadly until it stops.