Homeowner charged with murder after killing possible robber at east Dallas home

The Dallas Police Department responded to reports of a home invasion / robbery in progress last Thursday morning, September 26th, at 7:06AM in the 5400 block of Philip Ave.

When police officers arrived, they located a gunshot wound victim lying in the backyard of the residence. He had sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his neck. Dallas Fire-Rescue pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.

During the investigation, homicide detectives with the Dallas PD interviewed the homeowner, a 72-year-old male. He was subsequently arrested for murder and transported to the Dallas County Jail.

The identity of the deceased has not been released at this time.

There have been other media outlets reporting details on this story; however, no other details have been released by police at this time. We will keep this story updated as information is released.

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