A Lakewood-area homeowner shot and killed an intruder early this morning. The homeowner's name hasn't been released, but the shooting happened in the 6100 block of Tremont. The body of 21-year-old Gary Williams was recovered from the front porch, after which he was taken to Baylor where he died.
Here's the DMN report — I'll update when/ if I hear more details.
Initially, the story reminds me of one about a year ago in Little Forest Hills, where Carter Albrecht was shot and killed when a homeowner mistook him for an intruder. Carter was on the man's property and trying to enter the home, according to reports, but he was in a confused state of mind — the incident was a misunderstanding that went from bad to tragic. Of course the homeowner was protected by law in that, as in this case.
But ... chances are, this Williams guy was a thug, and knew he was running the risk of being blown away when he decided to break into someone's home.