Dallas, Texas

From Dallas’ NBC5i.com of September 22, 2007

Business Owner Shoots, Kills Burglar, Police Say

Dallas police said a man shot and killed a burglar who broke into his business early Saturday, NBC 5 reported.

The shooting happened at Walton Machine and Welding in the 2000 block of Chalk Hill Road, police said.

Police did not release the deceased man’s identity.

There was no word on whether the business owner will face charges.

From the Dallas Morning News of September 22, 2007

Ledbetter shop owner shoots, kills intruder

A business owner shot a 43-year-old man he saw breaking into his machine shop early Saturday morning, police said.

About 2 a.m., the owner of Able Walton Machine & Welding, who lives at the site in the 2000 block of Chalk Hill Road, awoke to an alarm sounding, police said. He saw a man, later identified by authorities as Raul Laureles, climbing through a pried-open window.

The businessman fired, killing Mr. Laureles, who records show lives about two miles north of the machine shop.

Homicide investigators responded to the scene. Police plan to refer the case to the grand jury to determine whether the shooter is at fault.


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