Friday, November 26, 2010

TX: Homeowner kills man who wouldn't leave: "The visitor was at a home in the 12800 block of Westleigh for the Thanksgiving holiday, said Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith. Around 2 a.m., the man allegedly became belligerent and assaulted the homeowner, which led to a struggle, Smith said. The homeowner then removed the man and locked the door, Smith said. The man stood outside yelling and tried to re-enter the home, Smith said. After the homeowner repeatedly asked him to leave, the visitor allegedly broke a front-door window and reached inside to unlock the door. Fearing for the safety of his children, the homeowner retrieved his gun and continued to tell the man to not enter, Smith said. Ignoring the warnings, the man opened the front door and charged toward the homeowner, who then fired his gun once.
The man was struck in the chest once and died."

MI: Arrested for self defense?: "Investigators said they believe the victim was pursuing the woman and he and the suspect had traded text messages before the victim went to the home on Post Avenue and confronted the suspect on the porch. Police believe the victim punched the suspect and then the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim once. The shooting was reported at 4:11 a.m. after the victim drove to the police station. He was taken to Battle Creek Health System for treatment of his chest wound. Police went to the home and found the suspect, who told police he shot the man in self defense. He gave officers a revolver police believe was used in the shooting. The man, 22, was arrested on a charge of assault with intent to murder."

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