Wednesday, February 07, 2024

TX: Midland Homeowner Kills Armed Intruder

MIDLAND, Texas — The City of Midland tells NewsWest 9 that a suspect burglarized a north Midland home Saturday morning and was killed by the homeowner who used self-defense.

According to the Midland Police Department, at about 4:09 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the 1400 block of Daventry Place due to a "disturbance with weapons." 

Upon arrival, officers found a man identified as 37-year-old George Samuel Butler located at the scene, deceased.

MPD determined that Butler entered the residence "by force with a rifle," and then the homeowner placed Butler in a choke hold some time during the burglary.

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