Burglar shot dead by
Originally ran here
"Alleged burglar shot dead by west Houston
June 8, 2001, 2:00PM, Houston Chronicle
A Harris County grand jury will review this
morning's fatal shooting of a man who allegedly tried to break into a town house
in west Houston.
Joseph Derek Joseph West, 21, was shot in the
chest about 2:50 a.m. by a home owner in the 14600 block of Perthshire, police
said. West, who lived in the 19300 block of Park Row, later died at Ben Taub
The 51-year-old homeowner, who has not been
identified because no charges have been filed, stepped outside to investigate
after hearing suspicious noises. Investigators later said the noises were of
West trying to enter other town homes.
West allegedly approached the man with his
fists raised. Fearing for his safety, the home owner fired once, striking West
in the chest, police said.
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