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Dallas Man Shoots Home Invader, but Still Faces Legal Troubles

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Next month will see Dallas host the NRA’s Annual Meeting and it is very likely this story will be amongst the topics discussed there.

The incident we’re taking a look at here involves a fatal shooting that took place in East Dallas last Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting occurred in the 2600 block of Highland Road, near Hunnicut Road. It involved a 28-year-old man who broke into the apartment of a 54-year-old located at the above-mentioned address and began assaulting the older man.

According to the homeowner as well as matching reports from nearby apartment complex neighbors, during the assault, the 54-year-old grabbed a firearm to defend himself and in the process of doing so, shot and killed the attacking man his junior.

Following the incident, the 54-year-old apartment resident, as well as several other neighbors, called the police and shortly thereafter, authorities arrived and took the statements from the residents.

However, the police seemingly did not have enough information from what was received so they brought the 54-year-old man down to the station for an interview. He was kept for a short time so he could be thoroughly interviewed and was released shortly afterward.

Usually, that would be the end of a case like this, especially one with so many witnesses telling the same story, but Dallas police have stated the shooting is being investigated as a murder “based on the totality of the circumstances,” but beyond that no further details about the case were released by the authorities.

The only other information surrounding this case was the announcement that this case will be going to a grand jury in the coming weeks.

What do you think of this story? Do you believe that the authorities are making the right call in this situation? Let us know in the comments below.

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2 Responses to Dallas Man Shoots Home Invader, but Still Faces Legal Troubles

  1. Brian Carter May 15, 2018 at 11:49 am #

    In the ’90s, I was told by my CCW instructor, a lieutenant in the Dallas PD, Dallas County DA policy was to take all shootings to a grand jury. As I recall, this was also the policy in Harris, Bexar, and Travis counties. Most other counties left gave chief law enforcement/DA office discretion to decide whether to take an apparent defensive gun use to a grand jury or not. I don’t know if the policy was changed since.

  2. George Christie June 3, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    In my opinion, even if you are in the right, have the firearm legally, are a documented law abiding citizen and the action is defensive, you are subject to the influence of the political agenda of the area that you assert deadly force. Dallas is like most large cities…even in Texas…liberal and therefore not influenced by one’s Constitutional right to be armed and to protect themselves or their families and loved ones.

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