Gladewater, Texas

From the Tyler Morning Telegraph of May 30, 2007

Man Found Dead After Dispute Turned Deadly

Smith County Sheriff deputies are investigating a dispute that turned deadly after one man allegedly threw tools at another at a home near Gladewater.

Smith County Sheriff Sgt. Randy Meadows said the shooting occurred in the 22100 block of County Road 374 about 12:30 Saturday morning and left a 40-year-old man dead.

“We got a call that there had been a shooting and when deputies arrived they found George Edward Hill dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds,” he said.

Meadows said detectives at the scene saw evidence of a struggle, including a sling blade that was stuck in the wall.

“It appears at this time that Hill showed up at the home and began arguing with David Allen McBride and then began throwing tools at him,” he said.

Meadows said Hill was throwing different types of tools and McBride reported he feared for his life and armed himself with a handgun and fired multiple shots striking Hill.

“Right now it appears to be self-defense, but the investigation is ongoing,” he said. “No charges have been filed at this time.”

There was no indication to motive for the argument or why Hill began throwing items at McBride.

From the Rosenberg Herald Coaster of June 1, 2007

Apparent home invasion results in fatal shooting

An apparent attempted robbery and home invasion turned deadly early Friday morning when a gunfire exchange between the victim and a suspect left the victim dead in front of his home.

The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. in the 5900 block of Beaconridge, in Houston in east Fort Bend County, where officers with Houston Police Department found the 32-year-old victim dead from a gunshot wound.

A full report from HPD was not available at press time, but a report published by the Houston Chronicle indicates that three suspects tried to enter the home. Shots were reportedly fired by both parties. Two residents escaped through the back door.

From the Houston Chroniclen of June 1, 2007

Man shot dead at home by intruders

A 33-year-old man was fatally shot early Friday at his southwest Houston home, police said.

Police found the body of David Andrew Johnson just inside the front door of his residence at 5934 Beaconridge about 3 a.m..

Witnesses told investigators they opened the door after hearing a knock and were confronted by two men who began shooting.

A witness inside the residence was able to return fire before locking the door, but the suspects forced their way into the house and shot Johnson before leaving in a green four-door vehicle, possibly a Ford Taurus or Pontiac Grand Am with tinted windows, police said.

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