One man was killed and another was at large Wednesday after a woman put her father’s lesson in firearms to use during a burglary in southeast Oak Cliff.
“I just hate that she didn’t get both of them,” said Charles Brown, the homeowner.
Dallas police say Brown’s daughter was upstairs about 11:30 a.m. when the two men kicked down the front door of the family’s home on Concordia Lane, southwest of Camp Wisdom and Houston School roads.
The woman, alerted by a home alarm, fired several shots at the men, striking at least one of them as they charged up the stairs.
Both men ran out the front door, where one of them collapsed. Isaiah Phillip Williams, 19, of Dallas was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The second man fled and had not been found, according to Dallas police Senior Cpl. Sherri Jeffrey. A blue Chevrolet Impala with temporary tags believed to belong to one of the intruders was towed from the scene.
Brown said he taught his adult daughter to use a gun after a string of burglary attempts at the family’s home.